2002 Ford Expedition

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$30,555

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2002 Ford Expedition

Key specs

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Overview

2 trims

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2002 Ford Expedition review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Ford’s second-largest full-size sport utility vehicle is getting a little elderly compared to the competition and is due for a face-lift, if not a full redesign, by early summer 2002. But it will see no changes for the 2002 model year.

Built on the F-Series pickup truck chassis, the Expedition debuted for the 1997 model year. The Lincoln Navigator is a more costly and posh corporate twin, with a more powerful standard engine and some convenience features that are not available on the Expedition.

Exterior
Except for a different grille and front-end trim, the Expedition shares major styling cues with the F-Series pickup. The four-door Expedition has a 119-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 205.8 inches — 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe but nearly 21 inches shorter than Ford’s giant Excursion. The Expedition is 78.7 inches wide and stands more than 76 inches high in the two-wheel-drive model, which is 2 inches taller than models with 4WD. The rear liftgate contains a window that opens separately.

Interior
Seating for six occupants is standard in the Expedition XLT, with three-place benches in both the front and rear positions. Front captain’s chairs are standard in the step-up Eddie Bauer model and optional in the XLT. A removable three-place rear bench allows for a nine-passenger capacity in the Eddie Bauer and comes optional in the XLT. Twin captain’s chairs are optional for the middle row, in place of the standard split bench.

Standard power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals have a 3-inch range to suit shorter drivers. A rear-seat audio/video entertainment system is optional on the Eddie Bauer edition. Deep-tinted privacy glass is standard on all models.

Under the Hood
A 215-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine is standard, except on the 4WD Eddie Bauer version, which gets a 260-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 that is optional on other models. All engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission. The Expedition comes with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, which engages automatically and can be used on smooth, dry pavement. Towing capacity is as high as 8,000 pounds.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, and side-impact airbags are optional. An optional sonar-based Reverse Sensing System detects objects behind the vehicle while backing up.

 

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This has been a very reliable and comfortable car

It is one of the most comfortable and dependable cars I have every owned. It is a beast and a great work car for the person who makes regular trips to Lowe's and Home Depot. Lot's of room for up to 8 people who can all ride in comfort. It has been garage kept and maticulously maintained for 19 years in Texas.

4.3

Most reliable car I’ve owned. I loved it.

It runs nice. Gets you from A to B with no problems. It has a lot of space. It’s very clean. This car was my favorite. It fits a large family. Nice interior color.

3.7

YOUR AVERAGE FAMILY CAR

VERY LARGE VEHICLE THAT CAN FIT A LOT OF PEOPLE ESPECIALLY FOR A ROAD TRIP. ITS IN DECENT SHAPE AND ISN'T THAT BAD FOR ITS AGE.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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