2002 Ford Expedition Overview
2002 FORD EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
New for 2002
Rear-seat entertainment system now available on both XLT and Eddie Bauer.
Expedition is a member of the No Boundaries-Ford Outfitters lineup — the most comprehensive lineup of SUVs in the industry.
Expedition’s exterior design communicates its rugged functionality while maintaining a premium appearance.
The front bumper of all Expedition models is chrome with a top cap. The rear chrome step bumper has a 4000-pound trailer tow weight rating. Two front hooks are standard on 4×4 models.
XLT models feature a bright grille surround while Eddie Bauer models offer a color-keyed grille surround.
The standard luggage rack gives up to 200 pounds of extra cargo-carrying capability. Fog lamps are standard on the Eddie Bauer models and included on XLT models with Premium Sport Appearance Group.
Privacy Glass is standard on all models. The Eddie Bauer model has a standard HomeLink universal transmitter. The XLT Comfort and Convenience Group has power- heated exterior mirrors and 16-inch cast aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires.
The optional XLT Premium Sport Appearance Group includes 17-inch, 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels, sport woven cloth front Captain’s Chairs, side step bars, skid plates (4×4) and fog lamps.
XLT’s available No Boundaries Group includes a black monochromatic exterior, sport woven cloth front Captain’s Chairs, 17-inch 5-spoke wheels and chrome exterior accents.
The available Eddie Bauer Premier Group includes leather-trimmed 1st- and 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs, illuminated running boards and 17-inch 10-spoke wheels.
The XLT has standard cloth 40/60 power split bench seats. Options include a six-way power driver’s seat with manual driver’s lumbar adjustment or cloth Captain’s Chairs. Standard power adjustable pedals enhance driver comfort.
Standard on the Eddie Bauer and optional on the XLT are leather-trimmed Captain’s Chairs, six-way power driver’s seat, driver/passenger manual lumbar adjustment, map pockets and driver’s memory feature for seating and pedal positions.
Second-row reclining Captain’s Chairs are available on Eddie Bauer models. The standard second-row 60/40 reclining split bench cloth seat folds flat for added versatility and convenience. A standard third-row removable fold/tip/stow bench seat provides added flexibility.
With the third-row seat removed and second-row seat folded down, it provides 110.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Four cargo area tie-down hooks are recessed below carpet level to secure cargo but remain out of the way when not needed.
An optional rear-seat entertainment system mounted in the overhead console offers a 6.8-inch drop-down LCD screen, floor console mounted VHS player, two sets of wireless headphones and game output jacks.
Expedition XLT comes standard with Ford’s 4.6L, SOHC Triton V-8 engine, which produces 232 horsepower at 4750 rpm and 291 lb.-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The 4.6-L engine is now equipped with a 3.55:1 rear axle ratio, replacing the 3.31 axle.
The 5.4L SOHC Triton V-8, standard on the Eddie Bauer and optional on XLT, delivers 260 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. The high torque rating at low revs delivers excellent power when accelerating from a stop or when towing.
The combination of 5.4L V-8 engine and Class IV trailer towing group enables Expedition to tow trailer loads up to 8200 pounds for two-wheel drive models, and 7400 pounds for four-wheel drive.
Ride and Handling
The Expedition’s limited-slip rear axle transfers torque from a slipping wheel to a wheel with traction and improves traction on slick or off-road surfaces.
The available four-corner air suspension automatically adjusts vehicle height to match the load. The system also offers a kneel-down position that lowers the step-in height about 1 inch, making it easier to enter and exit. In four-wheel drive low (4L) mode, the system automatically raises the vehicle about 1 inch for better ground clearance.
The standard five-link rear suspension provides a smooth ride and contributes to confident handling and highway stability.
The available load-leveling rear suspension, included on 4×2 models with the Trailer Tow Group, uses rear air springs to keep the rear level and the ride smooth under varying road conditions.
Safety and Security
Expedition offers optional outboard front-seat side-impact airbags for enhanced head and torso protection in certain side-impact collisions. Second-generation driver and front passenger airbags provide protection in a frontal collision.
Front safety belts include outboard energy management retractors and pretensioners.
Expedition’s standard remote keyless entry system has two handheld transmitters and a programmable driver’s door keypad that lock and unlock the vehicle without a key. The standard Securilock passive anti-theft system means that only a key with the correctly encoded computer chip can start the vehicle. The system arms automatically when the key is removed from the ignition.
Illuminated entry (standard on Eddie Bauer) turns on interior lights when the remote key fob button is activated, maintaining the lights for 25 seconds, or until the ignition is turned on.
Expedition also has front speed-sensitive interval windshield wipers, a rear-window wiper/washer system and a fuel pump inertia shutoff switch. Expedition’s available Reverse Sensing System detects obstacles up to six feet from the rear of the vehicle, making parking easier.