• (4.0) 16 reviews
  • Available Prices: $1,668–$9,828
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 15-25
  • Engine: 120-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 6,000 lbs.
2002 Chevrolet S-10

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
A third door is now standard on extended-cab versions of Chevrolet’s compact pickup truck, which eases loading and access to the cargoA third door is now standard on extended-cab versions of Chevrolet’s compact pickup truck, which eases loading and access to the cargo area on the driver’s side. Air conditioning and a tachometer have also joined the standard-equipment list. The two-wheel-drive, regular-cab, long-bed S-10 has been dropped.

Trucks sold in selected northern states now include a Cold Climate option group. Crew Cab models, with four full-size doors that open like regular passenger-car doors, joined the lineup in 2001. This year, the S-10 is available with a Graphite leather-trimmed interior. With the exception of archrival Ford, compact pickups from other manufacturers also offer the crew-cab configuration. The SuperCab Ford Ranger has narrow back doors that swing toward the rear and cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first.

Two-wheel-drive S-10 models can be equipped with a four-cylinder engine or a 4.3-liter V-6, whereas four-wheel-drive trucks come with a V-6 power plant only. GMC offers a similar compact pickup, called the Sonoma, which is due for a redesign along with the S-10.

Exterior
Chevrolet’s compact pickup is offered in four configurations. Regular-cab models have a 6-foot cargo bed, come only with 2WD, measure 190.1 inches long and ride a 108.3-inch wheelbase. Extended-cab models also have a 6-foot bed but are offered with either 2WD or 4WD. Crew Cab 4x4 models have a 4.5-foot bed. Crew Cab pickups are 204.8 inches long overall with a 122.9-inch wheelbase — the same dimensions as a 4WD extended cab. The 2WD extended-cab S-10 rides a 117.9-inch wheelbase and stretches to 206.1 inches long.

Sporty exterior packages let Chevrolet aim its S-10 toward younger buyers. The Xtreme Sport Suspension Package imparts a “low-rider” look with a ride height that’s 2 inches lower than normal. Said to be “for those who want to change their image,” Xtreme pickups are fitted with 270-degree ground-effects body components and a front air dam with fog lamps. Striping is optional. The ZR2 Wide Stance offroad package for the extended-cab 4x4 now has “ZR2” decals and includes Bilstein shocks, 31-inch on-/offroad tires and wide, argent wheel flares.

Interior
Regular-cab models seat two or three occupants, while extended cabs hold three or four and Crew Cabs are built for five passengers. Quite a selection of seating options is available, including bucket seats, a three-place front bench in either vinyl or cloth, and a split front bench with a folding center armrest. Extended-cab models add two folding rear jump seats, but if the optional third door is installed, the jump seat on the driver’s side is deleted. Crew Cab models have two front buckets and a three-place rear bench.

Under the Hood
Two-wheel-drive pickups have a standard 120-horsepower, 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. Most buyers choose the 4.3-liter Vortec V-6, which is standard on 4WD models and optional with 2WD. The V-6 produces 190 hp in the 4WD installation and 180 hp with 2WD versions. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional, but Crew Cab models come with the automatic only.

Crew Cab models come only with the 4WD Insta-Trac system, which allows push-button shifting between 2WD and 4WD on the move. Dual front airbags, antilock brakes and daytime running lights are standard. area on the driver’s side. Air conditioning and a tachometer have also joined the standard-equipment list. The two-wheel-drive, regular-cab, long-bed S-10 has been dropped.

Trucks sold in selected northern states now include a Cold Climate option group. Crew Cab models, with four full-size doors that open like regular passenger-car doors, joined the lineup in 2001. This year, the S-10 is available with a Graphite leather-trimmed interior. With the exception of archrival Ford, compact pickups from other manufacturers also offer the crew-cab configuration. The SuperCab Ford Ranger has narrow back doors that swing toward the rear and cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first.

Two-wheel-drive S-10 models can be equipped with a four-cylinder engine or a 4.3-liter V-6, whereas four-wheel-drive trucks come with a V-6 power plant only. GMC offers a similar compact pickup, called the Sonoma, which is due for a redesign along with the S-10.

Exterior
Chevrolet’s compact pickup is offered in four configurations. Regular-cab models have a 6-foot cargo bed, come only with 2WD, measure 190.1 inches long and ride a 108.3-inch wheelbase. Extended-cab models also have a 6-foot bed but are offered with either 2WD or 4WD. Crew Cab 4x4 models have a 4.5-foot bed. Crew Cab pickups are 204.8 inches long overall with a 122.9-inch wheelbase — the same dimensions as a 4WD extended cab. The 2WD extended-cab S-10 rides a 117.9-inch wheelbase and stretches to 206.1 inches long.

Sporty exterior packages let Chevrolet aim its S-10 toward younger buyers. The Xtreme Sport Suspension Package imparts a “low-rider” look with a ride height that’s 2 inches lower than normal. Said to be “for those who want to change their image,” Xtreme pickups are fitted with 270-degree ground-effects body components and a front air dam with fog lamps. Striping is optional. The ZR2 Wide Stance offroad package for the extended-cab 4x4 now has “ZR2” decals and includes Bilstein shocks, 31-inch on-/offroad tires and wide, argent wheel flares.

Interior
Regular-cab models seat two or three occupants, while extended cabs hold three or four and Crew Cabs are built for five passengers. Quite a selection of seating options is available, including bucket seats, a three-place front bench in either vinyl or cloth, and a split front bench with a folding center armrest. Extended-cab models add two folding rear jump seats, but if the optional third door is installed, the jump seat on the driver’s side is deleted. Crew Cab models have two front buckets and a three-place rear bench.

Under the Hood
Two-wheel-drive pickups have a standard 120-horsepower, 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. Most buyers choose the 4.3-liter Vortec V-6, which is standard on 4WD models and optional with 2WD. The V-6 produces 190 hp in the 4WD installation and 180 hp with 2WD versions. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional, but Crew Cab models come with the automatic only.

Crew Cab models come only with the 4WD Insta-Trac system, which allows push-button shifting between 2WD and 4WD on the move. Dual front airbags, antilock brakes and daytime running lights are standard.

 

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

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Reliable! S10

by Jasper from Arizona on July 31, 2017

Overall Great truck good on gas reliable and fairly priced. perform well for there size. can Tow with no problems! Chevy made a strong One!

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