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Ford Explorer MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2002 2002 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 16.06
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 Ford Explorer has been averaging 16.06 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Ford Explorers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 89 miles per hour (about 40.1 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25.7 percent), in heavy traffic (16.9 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2002 Ford Explorer in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 19.24
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 18.17
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp manual 4WD w/low range 17
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2002 Ford Explorer

2002 Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a mid-sized SUV, fuel economy is still as good or better than many 2008 cross-overs, and has all of the luxury features I like. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a low output V6 (210hp) I would expect better gas mileage for this 4,400 suv. I average 14 to 18 mpg per tank depending on mix of city/highway. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
17 miles to the gallon on a six. see full Ford Explorer review
 

2002 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage (MPG)

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