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Chevrolet Impala Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala

  • It might be called the Impala, but this dreadful, front wheel drive family sedan has little in common with the V8-powered, rear wheel drive models of the past. Skip it in favor of the more refined offerings from Ford, Chrysler and Toyota.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Six-passenger seating availability, good crash test scores, torquey V6 engines.

  • Cons

    So-so styling, wallowy suspension,low-buck interior.

  • What's New for 2002

    Now into its third year of production, the Impala soldiers on as Chevrolet's bread-and-butter family sedan. Minor upgrades this year include standard dual-zone air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo and LATCH child seat tether anchors. A leather-accented 60/40 split bench seat will be available later this year on LS models, and two new exterior colors have been added.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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Gasket trouble

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Tons of interior and trunk space, especially rear seat "leg room" which is perfect for child seats. Replaced head gasket at 72,000 miles and cat-converter at 82,000. The clogged cat was a symptom of the prior gasket failure. This is the 3rd GM 3.4L V6 I have owned, head gasket went in all 3, poor engine design. Get the LS with the 3.8L and you'll be just fine. Crossing fingers that repairs over $1,200 are done with for a while.




Good sedan for nearly any

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have owned this car for almost two years now. It was my father's car and he had purchased it new and neither him nor myself have had too much trouble with it. It's had one new battery, I recently had a tune up for it and put new brakes on it. It always has been good for trips and for having more people riding with me. I bought it with 80k miles on it and now it has 120k and I think it will last another 120k!




When does it end

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

The Impala is not fit because it has too many problems. It is good on gas and the ride is alright on the highway for long trips but. Not recognizing the key therefore the car won't start and having to the wait for the computer to shut down 12-15 mins is not right. Approx $1100 to fix, then intake manifold gasket leaking which the coolant can eventually leak into the eng $1000, brakes never seem to be good, fix at dealer with minimal cost but eventually did a whole new brake job, muffler pipe has a crack, lower control arm bushings left and right needs to be replaced, now head gasket dealer $2200, private shop $1400 and eng rebuilt at priv shop $2400. I only have $155k when does it end.




Old cop car

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car with 162,000 kms on it. It now has pushing 300,000 kms. This car corners like a sports car, brakes as good or better than most on the road. And you got remember it was used and abused by the ont Canada o. P. P. This car will bury the speedo with no hesitation. Its been to Florida with me 3 times from Ontario. I've put a battery and 2 front wheel bearings, and a set of control arm bushing in it. I change the tranny oil and filter every spring. I probly drive it harder the the police did! I love it even tho its a plain Jane. From the lights this car surprise




Don't waste your money

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my car new off the lot. It was great at first. The 1st year the entire steering column had to be replaced - it locked up and I could not move it. Once I hit 100,000 - I had to replace the intake gasket, head gasket, bearings, window motor, and fuel pump. I also had to replace the brakes numerous times. Interior design not good - kept finding screws inside the car on the floor. Even my mechanic said that the 3.4 liter engine was not good & all his customers with this car had the same problems.




Sorry chevy

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I've had nothing but trouble every since I bought this car, with security system, service traction system window motor broke, cat converter had to be replaced at 60000 and roars when turning right, security system leaves me stuck at places for 15 min.In my book this is the sorriest car I have ever bought, they should recall all and destroy them!



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Full 2002 Chevrolet Impala Review

What's New for 2002

Now into its third year of production, the Impala soldiers on as Chevrolet's bread-and-butter family sedan. Minor upgrades this year include standard dual-zone air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo and LATCH child seat tether anchors. A leather-accented 60/40 split bench seat will be available later this year on LS models, and two new exterior colors have been added.

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Talk About The 2002 Impala

2002 Chevrolet Impala Discussions See all Started By

dwhiii
dwhiii
10-03-2014
2002 Impala squeal when breaking and hard to go in reverse...


hallcs
hallcs
09-24-2014
WELL....my 2002 Impala had this issue, otherwise a decent car. I thought surely they would have fixed the issue by now, so I bought my daughter a 2013 LTZ last year, just barely out of the bumper to b...


bgonzo94
bgonzo94
10-16-2014
I am new here, this is my first post. My name is Brandon. I have a 2002 Chevy Impala LS 3.8L engine with 250k on it. My baby is running strong....



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