Just how did the 2002 Explorer XLT 4WD nab a five-star expert review from Autoblog? Answer: A perfect mesh of comfort, safety and performance features. Fortunately, we now have one of these gems on our Sound Ford lot in Seattle.
Let’s dive into the details. Firstly, there’s the motor. The 4.0L V6 growls with a beefy 210 horses running at 5,100 revolutions per minute (RPM). This serves up 7,300 pounds of towing capacity in a fuel efficient package—the EPA estimates a solid 21 highway / 16 city MPG rating. This is all matched to a five-speed automatic, ensuring drivers of all skill levels can operate the vehicle.
This Explorer XLT is stocked throughout. There’s a leather-wrapped, adjustable steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Front fog lamps are offered, and the side mirrors are power-folding. The SUV goes even further with its sensible inclusions, though—you’ll find thoughtful items such as child safety locks are in good company alongside features such as a luggage rack and all-season tires.