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2002 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan

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Chevrolet Prizm Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 125 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/37 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Chevrolet Prizm

  • It's got Japanese technology and build quality because, well ... it's a Japanese car with an American nameplate. Certainly a creative way to get patriotic types behind the wheel of a Toyota.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Reliability, zippy powertrain when equipped with a manual transmission, optional side airbags.

  • Cons

    Ho-hum personality, ABS not standard, cramped rear seat, options force prices too high to remain a bargain.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Prizm remains unchanged for 2002.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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My 02 prizm lsi

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Bought the car used last month. Very good shape for year/miles. Very economical to run and keep. Plenty of Toyota parts available. I get about 32 mpg mostly. AC is strong. Stereo is pretty decent. Cover all basic necessities like power windows, locks, mirrors, cruise. Alloy wheels. Sharp little car.




My 02 prizm lsi

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car used last month. I must say im very happy with this small zippy car. 1.8L VVTi is noisy but runs economical. 4AT shifts smoothly. Interior room is tight, back seat has no leg room back there. I consider this a 2 people car or a college student car (i am one). Trunk size is ok for class. Design is clean and simple, very Toyota like. Since this car is the same as a Corolla parts are available everywhere.




The maytag of cars

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car slightly less than 3 years old with 25K miles on odom, a local car traded at a new car dealer. Now have 83K miles on it. The car is my commuter & driven 107 miles/day. Utterly reliable appliance but somewhat bland and boring. Have only done routine maintenance - replaced the awful original Firestones with Bridgestone Insigna and done the easy oil changes, coolant flushes & trans flush. Use Toyota filters & red coolant. This car will be soon passed down to my daughter & will be her first car - good for a new driver, slow, safe, and all controls very easy. I get about 31-36 mpg.




I love my prizm!

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I bought a used 2002 Prizm (with 19000 miles on it at the time) in 2003. I have never had a single problem during my cross country drives, long work commutes or short errand drives. It starts up perfectly and held up remarkable well when I slid on some ice and nailed a parked car at about 30 mph. It had only a crack in the fron bumper. Reliable is what I was looking for and that is just what I got. I am very happy with my car and see no reason to get anything else.




I love my prizm

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Bought my Prizm at CarMax. Had 24K on it - was a previous lease. I was going to buy a Cavalier, but someone suggested the Prizm. I knew it was a Corolla in disguise. Has cruise control (bonus!), CD player, power windows/locks. Great gas mileage, especially with today's prices. I'm not into fancy cars so this was perfect. Wish I had looked at these when I bought the Ford Focus in 2000 (which has already bitten the dust!)




Almost excellent but basic vehicle

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

It does not have the power or the ride or the seats of a more expensive car, but it starts every day and I do not fear the engine or transmission failing.



Full 2002 Chevrolet Prizm Review

What's New for 2002

The Prizm remains unchanged for 2002.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
/
  • 37
  • highway
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