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.
2002 F-150 comes in several configurations:
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.
F-150 SuperCab model has rear doors that hinge from the cabs
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.
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.
special edition models also are offered the Harley Davidson
F-150 SuperCab and the SVT Lightning F-150 Regular Cab.
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
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.
King Ranch F-150 trim availability expands to include both SuperCab
and SuperCrew models. The SuperCrew version gets an optional 60/40
Automatic Temperature Control is standard on F-150 SuperCrew Lariat
and King Ranch trim levels.
conditioning is standard on XL models.
4x4 Work Truck option group available with all-terrain tires.
axle (optional on 4x2) is available on the 7700 payload option package
to increase GCVW to 15,000 pounds when towing.
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.
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
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.
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.
AM/FM stereo radio on the XL offers a cassette player, while the
single CD player is standard on XLT and Lariat models.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.