Used 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2002 Highlights

Only minor changes are made to Chevrolet's bread-and-butter Silverado pickup for 2002. Some options packages have been revamped for easier ordering and all extended-cab models now come standard with a four-speed automatic transmission, with the manual no longer available.


Pros

  • Roomy extended cab models, strong V8 engines, available composite bed, disc brakes at all four corners, optional traction control.

Cons

  • Cheap interior materials, sketchy build quality.

Used 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Chevrolet makes a pretty good pick-'em-up if powerful engines are your thing. But it has a ways to go to match the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra when it comes to the quality of the materials and assembly.

vehicle overview

Chevrolet's Silverado has a reputation as a fast, comfortable and capable truck. With class-leading engine power and clean looks, Silverado offers innovative features that make it an attractive truck in the competitive world of half-ton pickups.

Two cab styles are available in three different trim levels. Regular cabs can be outfitted with Base or LS trim, while extended cabs come in Base, LS or LT. Base Silverados are best used as work trucks, as they come from the factory with a vinyl bench seat, rubber floor covering and few amenties. Mid-grade LS trim is the most popular, with upgrades like cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, CD player, remote keyless entry and chrome exterior trim. Fully trimmed LT trucks add aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, the OnStar communications system and premium audio.

Several engine choices are available for the Silverado, ranging from a 4.3-liter V6 to a 5.3-liter V8. Most buyers select the mid-range 4800 and 5300 Vortec V8 engines, generating 270 and 285 horsepower respectively. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on regular cabs. Optional on that model (standard on extended and crew cab) is the venerable 4L60-E four-speed automatic, which features a tow-haul mode that improves shifting performance under heavy loads.

Holding all this together is a three-section frame that is very stiff and lightweight, giving the big truck a smooth ride and a quiet interior. State-of-the-art steering, suspension and braking systems help make driving the Silverado a joy. Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard, and power rack-and-pinion steering (on models with a GVWR less than 6,400 lbs.) gives the big truck excellent road feel. Electronic traction assist is available on 2WD models for those who don't want the added expense and complexity of four-wheel drive.

Unique to the Silverado in the big pickup market is the availability of a PROTEC truck box on extended-cab 4X4s with the Z71 option. A factory alternative to an aftermarket bedliner, this all-composite box is 50 pounds lighter than its steel counterpart. It offers protection from dents and scratches along with superior resistance to corrosion. The tailgate is also lighter for easier opening and closing while its load-carrying capacity increases to 1,000 pounds compared to 600 pounds for the steel version.

Inside, Silverado buyers will find a logically laid-out interior, with an easy-to-use climate control system and clear, uncluttered gauges. The cabin is roomy, particularly on extended cab models. Standard rear doors on the extended cab make entry and exit to the rear bench seat easy, and if front passengers are willing to sacrifice a bit of legroom, the back of the extended cab is quite comfortable. Since the front seatbelts are mounted to the seats themselves, rear passengers don't need to chop through a web of straps to get in and out.

With its powerful range of V8 engines, wide lineup of cab and trim levels, and appealing styling, the Silverado should have no problem continuing its successful run in the highly competitive full-size truck market.

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Features & Specs

4dr Extended Cab LS 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LS 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
MPG151416151414141416141515
Seating666665566655
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
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Horsepower285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm200 hp @ 4600 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm270 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm200 hp @ 4600 rpm270 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm285 hp @ 5200 rpm

Safety

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
    P
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    M
    Marginal

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LOVE THIS TRUCK!!!!
Bought a 2002 Chevy Silverado in 2004. It had 39,000 miles on it. I was a bit nervous I was paying too much but I was betting the engine would make my deal a sweet one. I've got a bit over 230,00 miles on it now. It'll be ten years ago this fall I bought it. NEVER had an issue. NOT one. Had to have the fuel injection-stuff cleaned out at about 185k miles... that kinda sucked but I guess it comes with 'maintenance'. Look'n for a vehicle for my twin sons. Seems every vehicle I look up, including this truck, someone has had transmission issues. I felt compelled to write a review on my Chevy. NO ISSUES. EVERRR!!! God Bless this TRUCK!!!
Perfect truck
This truck is great for any young teenager looking for a first truck. If you want something fun fast with good handling then this is your truck. Sure it may have a little clunk in the transmission buut eh a little issue.
best truck anyone could own
I have driven many truck ford dodge and Nissan but this truck is always going to be number one in my book all my other trucks kept breaking down after one haul of hay or one pull of my horse trailer it just quit on me I put more in my other trucks then this one ford and dodge don't run very well I'm just saying that my point of view this is the best truck ever and when I go mudding in this truck it doesn't struggle like my old ones did.
Used 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

The Used 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 4dr Extended Cab LS 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 2WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LS 2WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LS 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M).

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