2002 Suzuki Esteem Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Suzuki Esteem

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Suzuki Esteem Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 122 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Suzuki Esteem

  • An aging economy sedan that offers little in terms of value or amenities.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong 1.8-liter engine, attractive -- if not distinctive -- exterior design, sedan and wagon body styles.

  • Cons

    Engine gets noisy at high revs, so-so suspension, ABS not available on sedan, doesn't offer the most appealing value package in this segment.

  • What's New for 2002

    Not much changes for the 2002 Esteem. The seat upholstery is new, and sedans now have an inside trunk release handle. Suzuki has changed with the trim levels, and last year's GLX+ and GLX Sport sedan trims are no longer available. Suzuki now offers a 24-hour roadside assistance program.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Super reliable

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I just traded in my Esteem. Broken-hearted. A fantastic vehicle. I used it for courier deliveries. Back seats fold flat and the cargo space held everything! Handled very heavy (500 lbs) loads without too much complaining. Lots of jackrabbit starts (deadlines you know) and sudden stops. But the reliability was great. Never even changed a headlight until 260,000 km. Several things (rad, control arm, CV boots etc) went this week. But now that its got 365,000 km (228 k miles) I can't really complain.




Need more thinking

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

after using this car for one year i don't like the brake because it makes a thump when you push hard on it. tires and suspension are hard going over bumps. the engine is so noisy when trying to push the car. the interior is not well thought of. it has a spot for a digital clock in the dash but nothing is there just a whole.




Great wagon

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased this car 2 months ago and already have 8,000 miles on it. It has been a wonderful so far. The quality of the interior is excellent and the doors close with a very solid sound. It feels like a quality automobile and I have enjoyed owning it so far.



Full 2002 Suzuki Esteem Review

What's New for 2002

Not much changes for the 2002 Esteem. The seat upholstery is new, and sedans now have an inside trunk release handle. Suzuki has changed with the trim levels, and last year's GLX+ and GLX Sport sedan trims are no longer available. Suzuki now offers a 24-hour roadside assistance program.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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