The Ford Explorer has led that growth. The second- and third-row seats also fold down to create a flat-surfaced cargo area. Production begins in late 2000. The air bags remain inflated for up to 6 seconds — far longer than conventional air bags — to provide additional protection. Safety and Security Standard fare on the 2002 Ford Explorer includes a driver depowered air bag, passenger depowered air bag, three-point seatbelts, and strategic crumple zones to channel the energy of an impact away from the cabin. I do not have a lot of power left over but it has no trouble maintaining highway speed. The sophisticated engine, with coil-on-plug design, offers 240 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque — and is designed to go 100,000 miles before its first scheduled tune-up under normal driving conditions with routine fluid and filter changes.
Each model adds to the luxury or performance of the previous vehicle. Will I be able to cope with that? Explorer comes with a choice of two engines. More than 10 percent of its plastic parts contain post-consumer recycled material. The third row seat folds down so that you can create more cargo space in a flash when you need it, and the seven-seat models also feature a split-folding middle seat for further convenience. I have a trailer that, fully loaded will be approx 3500lbs.
The Control Trac four-wheel-drive system provides exceptional performance on and off the pavement. It also has been among the top-10 best-selling vehicles — car or truck — since it was introduced. Jeweled headlights, hidden rocker panels, integrated fascia, and available seventeen-inch wheels finish off the tough yet streamlined look. In 1998 and 1999, the Explorer nameplate enjoyed record sales of more than 431,000 and 428,000 units respectively. This configuration offers ease of access to the third row and the ability to customize the cargo area for long or odd-sized items.
Any that you can recomend? The use of E85 fuel reduces carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 20 percent, compared with gasoline. A built-in hitch receiver offers towing capability right from the factory and can accept many accessories, such as a bicycle rack. Exterior Features At the push of a button on the key fob, the rear liftgate glass opens up while the rest of the doors remain locked, allowing you to safely access the cargo area. The shorter front overhang helps make the vehicle look more nimble, while improving its approach angle in rough or steep terrain. The ever-popular Explorer has dominated its niche in the market for over ten years and pumps up the comfort and performance value even more this year.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The all-new Explorer for the 2002-model year continues to innovate — with technological improvements in safety, roominess, ride and comfort, all intended to lead the industry into the future. Steel bars inside the doors enhance protection in side impacts. Hi All I've just bought a 60k mile Explorer Sport and would like to know it's towing capacity. I have had no problems at all with it in that area. Explorer also ranks very high in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
This feature calls on the four-wheel drive only when required, and directs torque appropriately to the wheels that need it. In addition, small items easily can be loaded through a new rear liftglass, which has been designed to allow a liftover height that is virtually identical to that of a shopping cart for easier loading of groceries and cargo. Optional running boards are wider to provide a confident step-in point. The available running boards are wide and substantial. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited.
They choose Explorer because it offers rugged, functional capabilities and sporty up-to-date styling and comfort. Vehicle serviceability also has been improved. Electronic rollover sensors will be available later in 2001. Up another level, the available 4. I tow a small camper with a dry weight of 2600 lbs but it is probably over 3000 when I tow once I get all my gear and stuff in it. I have an '02 with a v6 and the towing package.
A battery saver feature automatically turns off interior, courtesy and cargo lights approximately 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned off and the last door is closed. Many thanks in advance Brands Oh yeah, it's a 5 speed manual. Fuel economy has been held constant — even with a larger vehicle and one that can seat two more passengers than the prior model — thanks to several weight-saving innovations. Additional storage is located beneath the rear cargo floor. If you need to tow more weight, you'll want to install an aftermarket class 3 receiver on the back of the vehicle. New dual-zone climate controls are available, as is an auxiliary climate control system for the rear seating area.
If a rollover situation is determined by the system, it deploys the side-curtain air bags to help prevent passengers from being ejected from the side of the vehicle. Head restraints in all seating positions help reduce the risk of neck injuries. It is well on its way to another record-setting sales year in 2000. Interior Features The 2002 Ford Explorer has an increased cabin width of two inches, and offers optional third-row seating that accommodates two adults bringing the seating capacity from five passengers to seven passengers. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog.
Likewise, the optional electronic message center is mounted high, for ease of use. All four wheels are controlled by coil-over-shock assemblies that are isolated from side loads, and are engineered to reduce unsprung weight — for best response to steering input and road surface irregularities. The jewel-like complex reflector headlamps provide better lighting. This years 2002 Ford Explorer brings with it a brand new design that includes improvements in its powerplants for a quiet yet more powerful performance and increased towing capacity, along with an independent rear suspension and AdvanceTrac interactive vehicle dynamics system. Sprinkled throughout the cabin are handy water bottle holders, two under floor storage bins five-seat model only , one under floor storage bin in the seven-passenger option, and optional auxiliary air conditioning with moonroof available.