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2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport

$1,993 — $6,129 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
18-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Once known as the Amigo, the Rodeo Sport comes as a two-door hardtop or convertible. Both come with new six-spoke 16-inch wheels for 2002. The convertible has a manual removable sunroof and a folding fabric top over the rear seats and a hartop over the front seats. The hardtop model substitutes a second sunroof over the rear seats in place of the convertible’s folding top.

The Rodeo Sport uses the same engines, four-wheel-drive system and front styling as the regular Rodeo. Vehicles equipped with the Ironman Package include Isuzu’s Intelligent Suspension Control, which has a Sport/Comfort switch.



Exterior
The Sport is more than 7 inches shorter than the four-door Rodeo and is built on a shorter version of the truck chassis used for the Rodeo. The Sport rides a 96.9-inch wheelbase, is 170.3 inches long overall, stands 67.1 inches tall and measures 70.4 inches wide. Both the hardtop and convertible models have two side doors.

Corrugated styling accents the lower door panels. Broad fenders and gray “overfenders” enhance what Isuzu calls the vehicle’s performance-oriented, “go-anywhere” look. The Rodeo Sport’s box-section ladder frame has eight cross-members. Alloy wheels hold 16-inch tires.



Interior
Like the Rodeo, the Rodeo Sport seats five occupants. It has bucket seats up front and a folding three-place rear bench — though space on the bench seat is modest. The front passenger seat has a walk-in feature, which slides the ...
Vehicle Overview
Once known as the Amigo, the Rodeo Sport comes as a two-door hardtop or convertible. Both come with new six-spoke 16-inch wheels for 2002. The convertible has a manual removable sunroof and a folding fabric top over the rear seats and a hartop over the front seats. The hardtop model substitutes a second sunroof over the rear seats in place of the convertible’s folding top.

The Rodeo Sport uses the same engines, four-wheel-drive system and front styling as the regular Rodeo. Vehicles equipped with the Ironman Package include Isuzu’s Intelligent Suspension Control, which has a Sport/Comfort switch.



Exterior
The Sport is more than 7 inches shorter than the four-door Rodeo and is built on a shorter version of the truck chassis used for the Rodeo. The Sport rides a 96.9-inch wheelbase, is 170.3 inches long overall, stands 67.1 inches tall and measures 70.4 inches wide. Both the hardtop and convertible models have two side doors.

Corrugated styling accents the lower door panels. Broad fenders and gray “overfenders” enhance what Isuzu calls the vehicle’s performance-oriented, “go-anywhere” look. The Rodeo Sport’s box-section ladder frame has eight cross-members. Alloy wheels hold 16-inch tires.



Interior
Like the Rodeo, the Rodeo Sport seats five occupants. It has bucket seats up front and a folding three-place rear bench — though space on the bench seat is modest. The front passenger seat has a walk-in feature, which slides the seat forward when the backrest is released.



Under the Hood
A standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine develops 130 horsepower, and an optional 3.2-liter V-6 achieves 205 hp. Both engines are available with a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. Part-time four-wheel drive with either engine should be used only on slippery surfaces. Antilock brakes are standard.

 
Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.5)
Comfort
(3.2)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(4.0)
(5.0)

2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport

by two-timer from Dallas, TX on June 25, 2014

The Isuzu Rodeo Sport is the best vehicle I?ve ever owned. So good, in fact, that I bought two of them. Way back in late 2000, I really wanted a Jeep. I was taking regular road trips for work (I?m an ... Read full review

(1.0)

Isuzu Rodeo Not Reliable

by IsuzuLover from Orlando, FL on December 10, 2012

Nothing but pricey repairs and huge depreciation. Isuzu isn't making cars anymore for a reason. Don't buy one. Read full review

Safety

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The 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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 Rodeo Sport 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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