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2002 Toyota ECHO

   
 
Toyota ECHO Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 29/37 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Toyota ECHO

  • We don't like the Echo. Check out the superior offerings from Hyundai and Kia.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good gas mileage, speedy acceleration, roomy and functional interior, likely to be reliable.

  • Cons

    Cartoonish styling, annoying gauge placement, tilt-a-whirl handling, deceptively low base pricing.

  • What's New for 2002

    Toyota has left the Echo untouched for 2002.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (47 total reviews)


Most reliable car ever

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

This car is very reliable and besides normal maintenance, have hardly done any repairs on it in my four years of ownership. I`m 6`4" so it`s roomy except a little tight for the legs. This car has great fuel economy, so it`s great for trips. The car is surprisingly agile and very nervous for it`s size. I use it mainly for driving to work, trips on occasion and as my winter car.



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Excellent little car

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

When I bought it in 2002 it was all I could afford. Now 7 years later I do not want to drive anything else. Not a single problem and great fuel economy on top of that. Add trouble free driving in the brutal Alberta winters to the list of praise. Being handed off to my girls now and I am sure they will get another 7 years of trouble free driving.



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Mpg 41-47 (5 tests)

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

My manual 2002 4dr Echo has 175K now. I did 5 tests on mpg w/different routes and cargo load (from just one driver to 1 driver + 8 scuba tanks and a scooter). The roads are country, FL. Burned some 3/4 of a tank, read receipts for exact difference and read the odometer. None of the tests indicated lower than 40 mpg and the highest I've ever recorded was 47. For 175K replaced parts were: burned cabin fan resistor, 3 sets of tires (worn), cracked windshield (gravel), dozen w-shield wipes, oil change. Best of all - I paid it off 2 yrs ago. None of the new cars come close to the performance and "True Cost 2 Own", not even Yaris nor Honda Fit.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 29
  • cty
/
  • 37
  • highway
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Full 2002 Toyota ECHO Review

What's New for 2002

Toyota has left the Echo untouched for 2002.

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