2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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of the 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. Base trim shown.

2002 Chevrolet Blazer Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Despite the debut of the new midsize TrailBlazer, Chevrolet expects to keep the smaller, prior-generation Blazer in its lineup until at least 2003. The TrailBlazer name was previously used on step-up Blazers. But GMC dropped its Jimmy — the automaker’s equivalent of Chevy’s Blazer — when it introduced the midsize 2002 Envoy.

The 2002 Blazers come in LS and Xtreme trims. The sporty “low-rider” Xtreme two-door model features a lowered suspension, 16-inch tires on alloy wheels and an aggressive exterior with flared fenders, side skirts, deep-tinted windows, front and rear fascias, and a body-color grille. An optional Striping Package for the two-door Xtreme features aggressive wide hood and tailgate stripes. Body-color moldings, grille and bumpers decorate the four-door LS.

Exterior
In four-door form, the Blazer rides a 107-inch wheelbase and measures 183 inches long overall — about 6 inches longer in both dimensions than the two-door model. Each body style stands about 65 inches high and 67.8 inches wide and are available with either a swing-up liftgate or a tailgate that drops down. The rear window opens separately and flips up on all body styles. The Blazer’s spare tire stows beneath the rear of the vehicle. Flat, five-spoke aluminum wheels are newly standard on the four-door 4WD LS model.

Interior
Either five or six passengers fit into the Blazer, depending on the model. Four-door models have split front and rear bench sea...
Vehicle Overview
Despite the debut of the new midsize TrailBlazer, Chevrolet expects to keep the smaller, prior-generation Blazer in its lineup until at least 2003. The TrailBlazer name was previously used on step-up Blazers. But GMC dropped its Jimmy — the automaker’s equivalent of Chevy’s Blazer — when it introduced the midsize 2002 Envoy.

The 2002 Blazers come in LS and Xtreme trims. The sporty “low-rider” Xtreme two-door model features a lowered suspension, 16-inch tires on alloy wheels and an aggressive exterior with flared fenders, side skirts, deep-tinted windows, front and rear fascias, and a body-color grille. An optional Striping Package for the two-door Xtreme features aggressive wide hood and tailgate stripes. Body-color moldings, grille and bumpers decorate the four-door LS.

Exterior
In four-door form, the Blazer rides a 107-inch wheelbase and measures 183 inches long overall — about 6 inches longer in both dimensions than the two-door model. Each body style stands about 65 inches high and 67.8 inches wide and are available with either a swing-up liftgate or a tailgate that drops down. The rear window opens separately and flips up on all body styles. The Blazer’s spare tire stows beneath the rear of the vehicle. Flat, five-spoke aluminum wheels are newly standard on the four-door 4WD LS model.

Interior
Either five or six passengers fit into the Blazer, depending on the model. Four-door models have split front and rear bench seats for a six-passenger capacity. Front buckets and a two-place split, folding rear bench are standard on all two-door Blazers, including the Xtreme version. Four-door Blazers have a roomier rear seat and more cargo space than the two-door. A floor-mounted automatic-transmission gearshift lever is standard on two-door models.

Under the Hood
A 190-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 is the sole engine in the Blazer. A standard five-speed-manual and optional four-speed-automatic transmission are available on two-door models, while the automatic is standard on the four-door Blazer. Two four-wheel-drive systems are available: Insta-Trac on the 4x4 LS is engaged by a dashboard switch, while Autotrac — which is standard on other 4x4 Blazers — automatically engages when additional traction is needed. Antilock brakes are standard.

Driving Impressions
Evenif they couldn’t quite reach above the SUV pack, Blazers and their now-departed GMC Jimmy cousins have delivered an appealing blend of comfort, performance and handling. Owners can expect a reasonably quiet ride, more-than-adequate acceleration, and handling that at least matches most of the Blazer’s competitors. It is trucklike, but that doesn’t particularly interfere with the Blazer’s practical virtues and easygoing personality.

 
Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com;
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide;
Posted on 4/15/02

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Latest Reviews

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by Conwellbrewing from Kansas City, Mo on February 18, 2018

Bought this car because it was so clean and a one owner. Would like to sell this weekend. Have only driven a few times and has ran excellent Read full review

(4.0)

I really enjoyed the SUV was pretty dependable

by Vtiggee from Alexandria Ky on September 12, 2017

I trusted it and it always came through never quit on me just kept chugging along only had 2 mechanical issues a fuel pump and a distributor in 174000 miles Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Blazer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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