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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Toyota Tacoma

  • The 2002 Toyota Tacoma is a capable compact pickup with a variety of body styles to suit most buyers. Has a reputation for reliability, but value in question due to high asking prices.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Flexible and refined drivetrains, competent off-road capabilities, multiple body configurations.

  • Cons

    High price, most convenience features are optional, no third or fourth door on Xtracabs.

  • What's New for 2002

    A moonroof is available now on PreRunners and S-Runners have color-keyed side badging.

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Customer Reviews

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It's a toyota

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

This is my 3rd Toyota P/U. Purchased because dependability. I've been disappointed with the fuel mileage, 20mpg. Wish Toyota would go back to manual hubs and offer a small diesel in the US. For its size, it can't be beat for performance and overall satisfaction.




Solid little truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

The Tacoma is a respectable little truck. In 6 years I've put 75000 miles on it and only had to change tires, the battery, coolant, and oil. One thing in particular, is the steering has never gotten out of alignment, I had it checked when I replaced the OEM tires. It was right on. That was at 35000 miles. It is reliable, but slightly underpowered for its weight. It only gets about 18 mpg overall; in a range from 15 to 25 mpg. The interior is appealing except the seats are too lightweight. A seat spring makes noise sometimes. It also needs keyless entry. The headlights have never been changed and have been burning for 75000 miles! Same goes for other lights too. I've had no major problems




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

Hands down the best vehicle I've owned.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

Title says it all. 24MPG, 2.7L Gone over every inch of it and looks typically Toyota great.




Love my truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

My 3rd truck, but my first Toyota. Best truck so far. 4 cyl with a 5 speed. Does pretty good on gas. Tuff as nails and great in the snow.




A good truck but for

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)

Tight and well-built. Underpowered, but this may be the fault of the tall tires which raise the effective gear ratio. Driver seat felt weird at first but my bad back loves it, even on long drives. Weird and irritationg motor rap around 2K under light load, sounds like a rod knock, but can't be heard outside the vehicle. Some folks say the 3RZ motor will just keep running regardless. Bought a 100K "wrapper" warranty just in case.



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What's New for 2002

A moonroof is available now on PreRunners and S-Runners have color-keyed side badging.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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