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2002 Toyota ECHO Coupe


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Toyota ECHO Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/35 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 (37 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Gone but not forgotten

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

This is an epitaph as our "toy car" was recently totaled while parked on the street. At 93K miles, we had done oil changes and a $150 brake job. We enjoyed 2+ years with no payment or service needs. Was a great city car and always an adventure going 70 mph with a cross wind. It had 100% more charisma than any other sub compact from then or now. She will be missed. Probably moving into a civic. BORING

Gets me around

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Good car until recently I had to spend $300 for a starter then 2 weeks later $1400 to repair the manual transmission. Needed bearings, ring block for 5th gear and a few other things. Mechanic said the original fluid was still in there after 140,000 miles. It should be replaced at least every 40,000 miles so I guess it was my fault. Otherwise a great car.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best car i've ever had.

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I have had many cars in my life... from Mercedes Benz to Volvos to Nissan and Hondas. But boy did I ever own a Toyota? Not until now. I'm 40 and I can tell you reliability and Toyota go together. This little car goes. 5 Speed Standard. 350 miles per tank!! That's driving all over Houston for 10 days non-stop to the point where you forget what the car rolls on! And finally you remember to look at the fuel gauge... why? Because after 10 days of nothing but driving you are no longer concerned about gas or prices or even worrying about re-fueling. Cold A/C... small; easy to change the oil by yourself, brakes,etc... cheaper to fix... and it's a Toyota. Yep, reliable (period).

Gas Mileage


  • 27
  • cty
  • 35
  • 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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I used to resent the "down grade" from Edmunds and other reviewers of the Echo. I think the bad reviews are not because the Echo is a bad car (though it is sensitive, in stock form, to cros...

do you know where i can find cheaper shop manuals of toyota echo 2002? thanks....

My Daughter has a 2002 Toyota Echo and whenever she is driving between 60MPH-70MPH the transmission jumps to neutral and back on drive again. It almost feels like someone bumps you slightly from the b...