• (4.0) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $742–$7,842
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 232-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-9
2002 Ford Expedition

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2002 Ford Expedition Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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

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I have disliked this vehicle since the day 1

by naterbug80 from Calhoun, Louisiana on July 25, 2017

I strongly dislike this vehicle it is horrible on gas, and the cost to fix anything is ridiculous!! the interior design was poorly thought of for storage space, the seats don't fold down flat, and if ... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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