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2002 Toyota Highlander SUV

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Toyota Highlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Toyota Highlander

  • An oversized Camry wagon that went equipment- and clothes-shopping at REI. It's not a real SUV, but it's a really nice SUV pretender.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior, car-like ride and handling, spunky V6 engine.

  • Cons

    Rear seat is uncomfortably low, no third-row seat, limited towing and off-road abilities.

  • What's New for 2002

    Toyota's car-based Highlander SUV receives no changes this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Keeps going

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I purchased this car with 72,000 miles on it. I have 130,000 with no major problems. Get around 23 MPG over all. Runs good for only having a 4 cyl. I would buy another.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love my highlander!

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

We bought our 2002 dark green 4 cyl Highlander new, and it now has 353,800 miles on it! We have replaced the catalytic converters, A/C knob, and just recently, the timing chain. The car still looks great inside and out. When (if!) it ever dies, I'll buy another one. We have always owned Toyotas because they are so dependable and low-maintenance, but this is the best one ever.



6 of 16 people found this review helpful

Wish i was impressed

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

132K miles and second time it's the catalytic converter. Additionally, for a 4-cyl, I should really get better gas mileage. Need to go back to a different maker. My first and ONLY Toyota.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

New to toyota

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

First let me say I didn't want this car but we bought it because it was in our price range. It had 77,000 miles when purchased. I am happy to say it grew on me over the past 2 yrs. Great fuel usage (400+ to the tank), low maintenance cost and reliability. Ours has 135,000 miles and the drivetrain is still strong! I have the 4 cylinder And it drives like a six cylinder Interior is durable and shows very little wear (even with the dogs) easy to clean and the paint still looks good.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love my toyota

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this with 15,000 miles on it and it has 116,000 on it now and never had any problems with it, I guess its time to change the plugs other than that, I will be looking for a newer one soon and getting a nice resale on this one.




Problem solved early

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Highlander 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

After owning the car a few years, my check engine light would come on and go off. The service manager recommended that I do the cat. converter because it seemed that it was going out and I only had about 15,000 miles before my warranty was up. I think this is problem with some of the Highlanders. And yes, the heater/air is acting up.



Full 2002 Toyota Highlander Review

What's New for 2002

Toyota's car-based Highlander SUV receives no changes this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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