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Isuzu Trooper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Isuzu Trooper

  • Other trucks simply offer more. Consider a Trooper only if you are a diehard Isuzu fan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Large interior, capable off-road ability, outstanding visibility, moderate price.

  • Cons

    Unrefined truck-like handling, mediocre power from V6, limited availability of features and equipment.

  • What's New for 2002

    The flagship of the Isuzu line, the Trooper, receives minor changes for 2002. Privacy glass and solar green UV-cut glass are now standard for S models, and Trooper's famous extra-large power moonroof is now standard for the LS. Manual climate control and map lamps are now standard on S models, while LS models feature a new standard digital clock with outside temperature read-out, stop watch, average speed and service reminder. The Limited model now offers a Nakamichi premium audio system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (16 total reviews)


Great suv

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

My dad gave me this as my first truck, like any other kid yeah i drove the heck out of it. Nothing major has ever went wrong with this car and i do run the heck out of it. Isuzu however did swap the engine for us because right at 70 thousand miles, it would consume a lot of oil and we would have to add it every 500. Known problem i have read about that problem a lot. Does great off roading ( doesn't mean you can go threw a mud pit ) but it will get you back to the trails. excellent in snow this truck goes threw a lot you wouldn't think it. Tows great, I've pulled a big f150 right out of the mud before. aftermarket stereo installed, cold air intake, magna flow exhaust, tint , hid lights,




My trooper 1999

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

Living in an almost winter land (Illinois), we found our Trooper an excellent vehicle for this kind of weather, specially when snow, and rain it is involve. We had own this veh, since 2000 and it has 165000 miles with almost zero problems.




Served me well

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

I've always wanted a Trooper more than anything and finally purchased a used one after Isuzu ended its production. It's been 3 and half years and it's time to move on to a new love. She always made me want drive friends to places and parties. Never let me down on muddy trails, sandy Virginia beaches or snowy Connecticut highways. Always felt safely in control. The stock sport 4WD model came with lots of options but not as many as the LS or Limited. I'll never forget that outstanding truck.




I've owned a 87, 94

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

Absolutely the best in harsh driving conditions; the 02 is tops for driving out on the beach with no bogging down or a hint like it's struggling. You would be surprised how much room you have for big bulky items in the back. My 02 came with regular passenger tires for a more comfortable ride to my dismay but they worked in the sand.




Best vehicle (suv)

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

I now have over 22,000 miles with no problems other than a TPS sensor (Throttle Valve Position Sensor) which I replaced myself. I also installed an "Alpine Supercharger" with about 4lb. of boost which give about 50 HP at the tires. I can run away from the Honda 255 HP Pilot as I did while going over Donner summit, on my way to Reno, NV. Overall, Trooper has been just great for me. Looking forward to 06 or 07 when they, hopefully, will have a new Trooper for U.S. market. Fruther, I have seen 22.22 MPG 56-70 MPH with the supercharger and a low of 15.4 while going over Donner summit.




Sad to see it go

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

GREAT VALUE!!! paid 20K for a brand new 4WD with 10 year/120,000 mile warantee. that is 2wd Rav4 territory, and this is a full frame truck with limited slip diff. true 4WD, and 5000lb. tow capacity. 65k so far and reliability has been perfect. Has awsome breaks(compared to other trucks) when towing. suspension is a little soft for my taste but is probably perfect for most drivers. Rear end never side steps even over bumps mid- turn. Not sure what I will buy next time around since this is no longer avail. I will just have to wait and see.



Full 2002 Isuzu Trooper Review

What's New for 2002

The flagship of the Isuzu line, the Trooper, receives minor changes for 2002. Privacy glass and solar green UV-cut glass are now standard for S models, and Trooper's famous extra-large power moonroof is now standard for the LS. Manual climate control and map lamps are now standard on S models, while LS models feature a new standard digital clock with outside temperature read-out, stop watch, average speed and service reminder. The Limited model now offers a Nakamichi premium audio system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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