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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

8 1/2 years and goin'

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

I had lusted a red Toyota 4x4 Xtracab since I was in college, and my wife and I could finally afford to buy this one new TRD off the lot. We've taken into the most inhospitable places in the Colorado high country, moved out of two houses with it, landscaped innumerable lots with it, and added kids to the mix in between all the rest. It's been flawless overall, and we still love it dearly after 8 1/2 years. Given, the interior is small for a child seat and two 5'10 and over adults. Yes, there are a few rattles, it gets < 20 mpg, and rides like a buckboard wagon. But, it's a go-anywhere truck that always works. We've never regretted buying it, even once.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Good truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

Bought brand new in 02. No mechanical problems, only issue was rattle in dash. 4WD is great! Decent MPG for a v6 4WD ~19 overall.




Nice truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

Have had no problems with truck other than the average wear and tear of use. No rust and it's now 3/1/08. Have owned 3 toyotas and this is the best. Recommend and will purchase another. 4WD works great.




My truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

I bought this truck new in 2002 and besides a replaced power steering pump (under warranty) I have had no mechanical issues. Toyota quality is second to none. Only gripes I have is the placement of the clock, and a jittery ride over bad pavement, and mediocre gas mileage (18 mpg avg.) but hey, its a truck. Stock tires were crap and after replacing them with bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's the handling improved greatly. This truck has never let me down, and I'll probably have it forever. Its still as solid as the day I drove it off the lot. It always pays to have a great pickup.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

I have found not problems with the truck. when needed the 4 wheel drive is indispensible. have never been stuck and vehicle always starts. Installed an engine block heater for cold climates.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

Extremely reliable vehicle. Slim profile (compared to full-sized trucks and SUV's)and adequate ground clearance allows one to maneuver in tight off-road situations. Dependable, tight vehicle that's lots of fun to drive.



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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

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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