2002 Pontiac Aztek SUV Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Pontiac Aztek SUV

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Pontiac Aztek Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Pontiac Aztek

  • Although functional as a minivan/sport-utility crossover, the Aztek's eccentric styling and weak engine still relegate it to second-class status as a family vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile interior, available all-wheel drive, head-up display.

  • Cons

    Awkward styling, dated powerplant.

  • What's New for 2002

    After a chilling reception from consumers in its first year, Pontiac is attempting to salvage the Aztek with a slight makeover that includes a monotone exterior and a new rear spoiler. Inside, numerous amenities that were optional on last year's model are now standard equipment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love hate relationship

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I love my aztek for its practicality and verstility. There s tons of room for my kids, dog and gear. Unfortunatley its got reliability issues. All the wheel bearing have been replaced, computers have failed. Versatrak rear differential was replaced for $6000. Head gasket leaked. Whats next? I m torn because I like the car so much but I m scared of whats going to break next. My next car is definately not going to be a GM.




My aztec

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this used from a private seller. Within about 4 months the BCM quit while driving to a wedding 300 miles away. Luckily this only affected electronics and I was able to continue with little more than inconvenience. Had the BCM replaced by the dealer for about 500. I dont think the A/C ever worked but I hear its a 1000 dollar fix so I wont. Despite these problems I love the car. It can handle snow better than any car I have seen and I live in upstate NY so I see real snow. I get a lot of compliments and you cant beat the tent option with the cooler. Very Happy with the Aztec




We call it the "crapteck"

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Loved the car at first! Very comfortable and roomy--fits 4 and a dog very comfortably. Was very excited to get our first SUV and loved it for about a year. The air conditioner died at about 17k, the head gasket at 30K, the hatch never opens, anti theft system locked up for no reason & cost about $500 to replace. Head gasket again at 120K. I have a $50,000 car after all of the repairs that have been made on it--wise to quit producing this vehicle.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bad experience

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Bought used with about 60k miles, at 63k all the problems began with the check engine light. GM said it was the ECM, electronic control module. It resembles a long cable (wrapped in black plastic) that is underneath the car and plugs into a socket like thing on the undercarriage. Very exposed to the road elements! GM wanted $1100 for the part & another $900 to install. I paid, and the engine light still stayed on. GM tried to say it was not the ECM after I paid $2,000! I took it back to the Dealer prior to any of this, that was a hoot. That is another story. I could not get the car inspected, so traded it recently, took a beating and learned a lesson, run away from Pontiac Cars!



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not worth your money

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I first bought my AWD Sports Aztek because of 2 friends owning one. I took a ride in it and fell in love. 2 days later, I went and bought one. As ugly as it is, my Aztek is super sporty with a lot of features most don't have. However, I have had nothing but problems with it (My 2 friends sold theirs a year later and later found out it was documented a "lemon"). I have 72,000 miles on it right now. I have replaced both front rotors twice, brakes twice, windshield always leaks,gas mileage is horrible.I fill up every 4 to 5 days (I only drive about 30 miles every day). Rear latch always sticks, tires wear out easily, now the car is shaking and a bad grinding noise which is affecting driving




Off the beaten path.

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Have had my '02 Aztek for a few months. Purchased at 54k for $8000 even. A few initial repair issues (wheel hubs/bearings) that the dealer took care of. Decent mileage overall for a vehicle of this kind, but truly excellent on the highway. Possibly the most comfortable SUV ever made; a four hour drive feels like a ten minute trip to the supermarket. Interior design more than makes up for funky exterior styling. Somewhat irritating hatch release mechanism. Sufficient power for itself, but I probably wouldn't try towing anything with it. AWD performance is terrific. Overall, it's looks aren't the Aztek's only eccentricity, but I'll bet you'll forget all about them if you drive one.



Full 2002 Pontiac Aztek Review

What's New for 2002

After a chilling reception from consumers in its first year, Pontiac is attempting to salvage the Aztek with a slight makeover that includes a monotone exterior and a new rear spoiler. Inside, numerous amenities that were optional on last year's model are now standard equipment.

Talk About The 2002 Aztek

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411