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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Chevrolet Tahoe Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.8 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • With room for up to nine passengers, gutsy V8 engines and a well-sorted suspension, the Tahoe is one of the best full-size sport-utes on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong engines, roomy interior, truck-like durability.

  • Cons

    Spotty build quality, dated interior design.

  • What's New for 2002

    All models get the previously optional Premium Ride suspension. LS Tahoes get six-way power driver and front passenger seats, along with foglights, heated outside mirrors, side-mounted assist steps and a programmable HomeLink transmitter for opening garage doors or automatic gates. The 5300 V8 is now capable of running gasoline/ethanol fuel blends.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Got a lemon

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

We bought our 2002 Tahoe with 99K on it. It was super clean. Within the first 3 months we replaced the rack and pinon steering, and the front A/C condensor. One year later we replaced the back A/C condensor. Then it began to die while driving, let it cool off and it would do it again, all b4 125K. I think I got a lemon because everybody else gets 200K from them. I loved our Tahoe and I am going to buy another one, if I get burned again it will be the last one I buy, but I really dont expect that to happen.



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Best vehicle around

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Purchased LT 4x4 model used with 42K miles on it...now 130K miles later the only thing I've had to do is put gas and oil in this work horse and it goes! I have owned everything under the sun and typically have maintenance problems with vehicles around 100K, but the Tahoe has broken that mold and I could not be happier. Hopefully they still make them like this when I buy a newer one.




Peace of mind

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Believe it or not,our Yukon had 160000 miles when I bought it for my wife on Mothers Day 09. Except for a water pump replacement, which was a snap to do myself, we have had no sign of trouble with this Black Beauty. Great ride. Very comfortable. A little hard on fuel but we don't complain. 12 mpg on average. It was as new inside and out when we bought it and still is as new. A wonderful Vehicle. Only one problem. When our daughter used it one day she did not want to give it back. She drives an acura




Solid as a rock!

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Awesome truck solid as a rock..I was looking at Ford Expeditions but quickly changed my mind when I read all the bad reviews. I love A GM product. Like the commercials always said "SOLID AS A ROCK"




Will miss my tahoe

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Purchased new in 02 and just gave to my son with 180k miles on it. Maintenance items were normal wear items with very little in major repairs. I Normally trade my cars at 100K miles but liked the Tahoe so much I held onto it for 180k miles. Miles were road miles not around town. 18 MPG highway when new, and just checked at 180K and still gets 18 MPG highway. Turning radius is incredible, comfort is excellent, ride is "car-like", still looks like a new car. Best all-around vehicle I have owned. Will purchase another when GM doesn't stand for "Government Motors".




Domestics=reliable

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

240,000 mi and counting no problems mechanically, or electronically. However, GM discontinued analog Onstar in 2004, which stinks!! but other than that this vehicle masters in reliability. Zero problems, and no stranded or unsatisfied drivers. My Tahoe proves that GM can meet if not beat foreign automakers in reliability, and i hope it's seen more, and more people will buy GM, and mot Foreign. Despite SUV still looks, drives, and rides great. I have 1000% confidence that this Tahoe will no problem rolling over to 3 if not 500,000 miles. Domestics are as reliable as the Foreign automakers advertise, only I've got the physical evidence to prove the above statement. I love this tahoe!!



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Full 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

What's New for 2002

All models get the previously optional Premium Ride suspension. LS Tahoes get six-way power driver and front passenger seats, along with foglights, heated outside mirrors, side-mounted assist steps and a programmable HomeLink transmitter for opening garage doors or automatic gates. The 5300 V8 is now capable of running gasoline/ethanol fuel blends.

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Talk About The 2002 Tahoe

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Discussions See all Started By

krush1
krush1
02-17-2014
I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe Z71 that sometimes stalls when I attempt to start it. If I keep my foot on the gas for 15-20 seconds, it will continue to run. The engine cranks with no problems but it immed...


ck3334
ck3334
12-17-2006
I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe and I went to start it up this morning and the key will not turn in the ignition. The steering wheel is not locked and the car is in park. I have tried 2 different keys wit...


mustangron
mustangron
05-27-2002
I just got a Z71 and it has 150 miles on it. When I start it up you can really hear the engine noise (blub, blub, blub) through the tail pipe. It sounds like a race engine while idling. I even had my?...



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