2002 Ford F-150 Overview

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    2002 FORD F-150 OVERVIEW

    New for 2002

    • New FX4 Off Road Package (includes 17-inch cast aluminum wheels with exposed lug nuts, Rancho branded shocks, FX4 decals and new dark shadow gray accents, three skid plates, 3.55 axle and P265/70R17 outline white letter tires)
    • King Ranch F-150 availability expanded to include SuperCab in addition to SuperCrew
    • King Ranch F-150 SuperCrew gets optional 60/40 rear seat
    • Electronic Automatic Temperature Control standard on F-150 SuperCrew Lariat and King Ranch
    • Air conditioning made standard on XL
    • 4×4 Work Truck option group available with all-terrain tires
    • 4.10 axle (optional on 4×2) is available on 7700 package to increase GCW to 15,000 pounds
    • Standard spare tire lock
    • Exterior color availability expanded: Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic available on XL, XLT and Lariat. Toreador Red now available on Lariat
    • New loose fuel cap warning light.
    • Overview

      F-150 has a proven history of being America’s best-selling truck for 24 years.

      For 2002, the Ford F-150 gets an added dose of attitude, with the new FX4 off-road package, including performance hardware and appearance cues.

      Ford F-150 continues to deliver power and durability in the most comprehensive lineup of full-size pickups in the industry, meeting a wide variety of needs for work and personal use.

      F-150 is manufactured in Kansas, City, Mo.; Norfolk, Va.; Oakville, Ontario, Canada; and Cuautitlan, Mexico, near Mexico City.


      Cab configurations include Regular Cab and SuperCab, in both Styleside and Flareside versions, as well as the SuperCrew.

      The F-150 SuperCrew, first sold as a 2001 model, is the newest result of Ford’s truck innovation. It offers four full-size doors and a full rear seat for added interior comfort and cargo-carrying versatility. The 2002 model has added True Blue and Dark Shadow Gray as new exterior colors. The King Ranch package is available on SuperCrew and SuperCab.

      F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCab buyers can choose short- and long-wheelbase models and 6.5- or 8-foot pickup box lengths. SuperCrew is available with a single wheelbase and 5.5-foot box. All models are available with 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems.

      Three trim series are available on Regular Cab and SuperCab models – XL, XLT and Lariat. The F-150 SuperCrew is available as an XLT or a Lariat.


      Available features include air conditioning, overhead console, power windows with delayed accessory power and one-touch down driver’s window, power locks, tilt steering wheel, speed control, and a power moonroof.

      Power adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, standard on the F-150 SuperCrew for 2001, are now standard on all Lariat models and optional on XL and XLT trucks.

      Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) is standard on the SuperCrew, Lariat and King Ranch. An ISO symbol has been added to tine instrument cluster to notify the driver when the fuel cap is loose. A spare tire lock is now standard.

      The AM/FM stereo radio on the XL offers a cassette player, while the single CD player is standard on XLT and Lariat models.

      The F-150 SuperCrew offers many first- or best-in-class features including standard power adjustable pedals, available power moonroof and a functional bed extender, which increases box length for carrying longer items. SuperCrew has an available rear seat entertainment package option, with VHS player and game outlets.

      Tie-down hooks are located in each corner of all F-150 cargo boxes to help secure cargo. A cargo light on the back of the cab makes loading and uploading the pickup box easier at night.

      The rear step bumper provides easier access to the cargo area. The tailgate can be removed for special loading applications, and on XLT and Lariat it can be locked.


      F-150 powertrains have been improved to give quieter engine operation.

      F-150’s standard Regular Cab and SuperCab 4.2-liter OHV V-6 engine produces 202 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft of torque. It features a split-port induction system that optimizes fuel efficiency and engine response.

      The 4.6-liter SOHC Triton V-8, which is standard with F-150 SuperCrew and optional with Regular Cab and SuperCab models, delivers 231 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The single overhead cam (SOHC) design features one camshaft in each cylinder head, providing excellent valve control for dependable power and responsive performance.

      All models offer an optional 5.4-liter SOHC Triton V-8 engine that puts out 260 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. In January 2001, this engine was named one of Ward’s Auto World’s “Ten Best Engines” for the fifth year in a row. This engine features more torque than comparable engines from its full-size pickup truck competitors. Also, peak torque arrives at a lower RPM than the competition.

      F-150’s five-speed manual overdrive transmission, standard on Regular Cab and SuperCab models, has an overdrive fifth gear to reduce engine rpm at highway speeds, which contributes to fuel economy and quieter operation.

      A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, optional on Regular Cab and SuperCab models but standard on the F-150 SuperCrew, provides high output of low-end torque for excellent start-up performance.

      F-150’s towing and payload ratings can be enhanced with optional packages. The Class III Towing Group includes a seven-pin trailer wiring harness, frame-mounted hitch receiver, heavy-duty electrical/cooling package and heavy-duty shock absorbers.

      The 7700 Payload (Group A) upgrades the GVWR to 7,700 pounds and provides a front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on all 4×4 models of 4,150 pounds to accommodate a snowplow (7700 package and snowplow are not available on SuperCrew). A new optional 4.10 axle ratio is now available with the 7700 package (Group B), which allows for 15,000 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCW) on the 4×2 model.

      Ride and Handling

      Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is standard on all F-150 models. The short- and long-arm independent front suspension enhances ride and handling, while staggered rear shocks on SuperCrew help to control movement of the rear axle on bumpy roads.

      Safety and Security

      Child-safety seat tether anchors enable parents to more securely install front-facing child-safety seats. A driver and right front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is included for front occupant protection. Side door intrusion beams help to protect occupants in a side impact.

      BeltMinderTM system encourages safety belt use. It is particularly valuable in a pickup, which is often subject to frequent short trips. Remote keyless entry offers added convenience and security at night by activating the interior lights. The SecuriLockTM passive anti-theft system helps to prevent vehicle theft. It is automatically armed when the ignition is turned off and will not allow the engine to start without the proper ignition key. Its specially coded chip communicates with the vehicle’s ignition system and has 72 quadrillion possible codes.