Used 2002 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab

2002 Chevrolet S-10
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2002 Chevrolet S-10


  • Fuel-efficient base engine, torquey optional V6, stump-jumping ZR2 off-road package.


  • Spotty build quality, inferior-grade interior trim, low seating positions, poor crash-test scores.

Used 2002 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab for Sale

Chevrolet S-10 2002
173,708 miles
Used 2002
Chevrolet S-10
DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax
15.4 mi away
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Chevrolet S-10 2002 3dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
56,185 miles
Used 2002
Chevrolet S-10
Bill Bender Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Now eight years old (that's, like, 80 in people years), the Chevy S-10 is in desperate need of a redesign. That's coming, and soon. But for now, this middling edition is on sale. Try the Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series or Toyota Tacoma on for size instead, pardner.

vehicle overview

Like most of today's compact trucks, Chevrolet's S-Series offers the practicality of a pickup with a smaller, more manageable size that makes it a viable small car alternative. With three body styles, two trim levels and two different engines and transmissions, the S-10 is sure to be sold in a combination that will work for you. Two-wheel-drive S-10s come in either regular or extended-cab body styles. The standard engine is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder rated at 120 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed automatic optional. If a four-wheel drive S-10 is your preference, you can choose between an extended or crew cab body style. The standard engine on these models is a 4.3-liter Vortec V6 with 180 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque (250 on 4WD). A five-speed manual transmission is standard on extended cabs, while the four-speed automatic comes standard on crew cabs and optional on extended cabs. The 4.3-liter Vortec V6 is also an option on both 2WD S-10s.

The S-10 comes in two trim levels: base and LS. Base trim gets you features like dual airbags, an AM/FM stereo, four-wheel antilock brakes and power steering. Upgrading to the LS trim level will add full carpeting, dual power outlets, deluxe cloth upholstery, an upgraded stereo system, as well as additional optional features not available on base models.

If you want an S-10 with a little more attitude, check out the ZR2 or Xtreme options packages. The ZR2 turns an extended cab 4x4 into a serious off-road machine with a wide stance suspension, 3-inch-taller ride height, Bilstein gas pressurized shocks and 31-inch off-road tires. On the other end of the spectrum is the Xtreme package available on both regular and extended-cab 2WD S-10s. This package drops the truck 2 inches, adds ground effects, a quick ratio steering box, Bilstein shocks and optional full-length stripes for the ultimate street machine look.

All S-10s feature a full complement of easy-to-read gauges, but the upright dashboard is constructed of cheap- and brittle-looking plastic. Despite a low-height windshield, visibility is excellent, aided by huge side mirrors. This year, extended-cab models get a standard third door for easier access to the rear seats. Although there are two jump seats in back, space is limited, so rear passengers will be comfortable for short trips only.

Like many Chevrolets, the S-10 is loaded with value once price is taken into account, and with so many configurations to choose from, you're likely to find a pickup that suits your needs and wants. While we're not thrilled with its low-buck interior, especially compared to its main competitor, the Ford Ranger, the S-10 does have a commanding exterior presence in either ZR2 or Xtreme form that's sure to turn some heads.

2002 Highlights

Additional standard features are added to the S-10 for 2002 including a tachometer, air conditioning and a third door for extended-cab models. Vehicles sold in Northern states also get the Cold Weather package as standard equipment.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 Chevrolet S-10.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Best small truck money can buy
My friends and I have owned s10's since we were old enough to drive. I bought my 02 s10 for $3800.00 with 168k on the odo. Since that time it has towed my boats, pulled trucks 3 times its size off the beach, been loaded with 1500 lbs of concrete blocks for home improvement projects, spent a good deal of time off roading in the hills of KY, and all the while took me an additional 72,000 miles. I have now passed the truck to my brother who uses it every day. I can't say enough good things about it. It is completely bulletproof. There is a good reason you see so many of these things on the road to this day. There is nothing on the road today that posesses the rugged simplicity of the S10.
Love My S10!!
I bought my S10 used with about 94K. I have had it for two years and drove it to work 5 days a week. No major repairs, just standard things like brakes and front ball joints. I am really satisfied with it and have gotten many compliments. The 4.3L V6 is very powerful and the 4x4 is great in the snow.
Travis Frankhouser,09/08/2015
I currently have an 02 v6 s10 with 173k miles on all stock drivetrain. I used this truck for work and towing and beat the living piss out of it. Changed the oil once a year. Never changed the tranny fluid, antifreeze, rear end oil, or greased anything. just ran the hell out of it. Nothing major broke but the fuel pump and the distributor broke 3 times. But still one tough truck
Best truck ever
I own a 2002 S10 LS extended cab 4wd, and have since purchasing it used in September 2004. At the time of purchase, it had 26k and now has 98k. I service it regularly and have never had any issues other than the tires,brakes, battery that you will have with any vehicle. I have had the check engine light come on twice, and both times the thermostat needing replacing to process the emissions better. I have given thought to purchasing a larger truck with more interior space, but the truck just wont give me a reason to do so. I have offers to buy it constantly, but its a member of the family. We also own a 2011 Equinox which we love also, but if its just wife and I, we take the S10
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Features & Specs

12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
190 hp @ 4400 rpm
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 3
4-speed automatic
190 hp @ 4400 rpm
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
190 hp @ 4400 rpm
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
190 hp @ 4400 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2002 Chevrolet S-10
Used 2002 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab Overview

The Used 2002 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab is offered in the following styles: 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 3dr Extended Cab LS ZR2 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 3dr Extended Cab LS 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 3dr Extended Cab LS Xtreme 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab LS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab LS Xtreme 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and 3dr Extended Cab LS ZQ8 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2002 Chevrolet S-10?

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