PUTC Buyer's Guide: 2002 Ford F-150


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$18,240* (XL 4x2 Regular Cab Short Bed)
$18,540* (XL 4x2 Regular Cab Long Bed)
$20,890* (XL 4x2 SuperCab Short Bed)
$21,190* (XL 4x2 SuperCab Long Bed)
$28,820* (Lariat 4x2 SuperCrew Short Bed)
$21,580* (XL 4x4 Regular Cab Short Bed)
$21,880* (XL 4x4 Regular Cab Long Bed)
$24,755* (XL 4x4 SuperCab Short Bed)
$25,055* (XL 4x4 SuperCab Long Bed)
$32,275* (Lariat 4x2 SuperCrew Short Bed)
Add $715 destination charge.
*Prices are base prices.

Three engines are available for the F-150

4.2 liter OHV V6 with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (SEFI)
202hp @ 4800 rpm
252ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm

4.6 liter Triton SOHC V8 with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (SEFI)
231hp @ 4750 rpm
293ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm

5.4 liter Triton SOHC V8 with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (SEFI)
260hp @ 4500 rpm
350ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

Three transmission choices exist for the S-10 Lineup:

- R2 Five-speed manual with overdrive

- 4R70W Four-speed automatic with overdrive

- 4R100 Four-speed automatic with overdrive (5.4-liter Triton only)

Fuel Economy (City/Highway):
4.2-liter: (16 / 20) 4x2 auto
4.2-liter: (17 / 21) 4x2 5spd
4.6-liter: (16 / 20) 4x2 auto
4.6-liter: (15 / 19) 4x2 5spd
5.4-liter: (15 / 19) 4x2 auto
5.4-liter: (n/a) 4x2

4.2-liter:(15 / 19) 4x4 auto
4.2-liter: (16 / 19) 4x4 5spd
4.6-liter: (14 / 18) 4x4 auto
4.6-liter: (14 / 18) 4x4 5spd
5.4-liter: (14 / 17) 4x4 auto
5.4-liter: (n/a) 4x4

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Ford's almighty F-150 leads all pickups for 24 years running as the best selling full size truck on the planet. Ford sells so many F-150s that it even beats the best selling car in North America, the Toyota Camry, by almost 4 to 1.

The 2002 F-150 comes in several configurations:

The F-150 Regular Cab is the traditional three-passenger pickup, which seats up to three passengers and is designed primarily to meet the demands of a work truck user.

The F-150 SuperCab model has rear doors that hinge from the cab’s C-pillar, can be opened when the corresponding front door is open, and can seat up to six people. The SuperCab is designed for customers who are looking for additional room in their work truck and still need a full-size pickup box.

The F-150 SuperCrew model offers a larger-cab alternative with a full back seat and four full-size doors. The SuperCrew seats up to six passengers and offers a 51/2-foot box to maintain pickup versatility.

Two special edition models also are offered – the Harley Davidson F-150 SuperCab and the SVT Lightning F-150 Regular Cab.

Body styles for the F-150 include a traditional Styleside design and a sporty Flareside, which has an integral step plate in the exterior box side between the cab and rear fender for more convenient access to the bed. The F-150 SuperCrew is offered with its own unique pickup box styling.

New for 2002 is the addition of the 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) like its little brother the Ford Ranger.

The King Ranch F-150 trim availability expands to include both SuperCab and SuperCrew models. The SuperCrew version gets an optional 60/40 rear seat.

Electronic Automatic Temperature Control is standard on F-150 SuperCrew Lariat and King Ranch trim levels.

Air conditioning is standard on XL models.

The 4x4 Work Truck option group available with all-terrain tires.

A 4.10 axle (optional on 4x2) is available on the 7700 payload option package to increase GCVW to 15,000 pounds when towing.

Exterior Design:
No major revisions are planned for 2002 though several new exterior colors have been added including: Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic available on XL, XLT and Lariat. Toreador Red is now available on Lariat trimmed pickups.

Interior Design:
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.

2002 Ford 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 4x4 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 4x2 model.