PUTC Buyer's Guide: 2002 Chevrolet S-10

 



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Price:
$13,742* (4x2 Regular Cab)
$15,724* (4x2 Ext. Cab)
$19,442* (4x4 Ext. Cab)
$23,999* (4x4 Crew Cab)
Add $585
destination charge.
*Prices are base prices.

Engines:
Two engines are available for the S-10

2.2 liter OHV Vortec® four-cylinder with sequential fuel injection (4x2 Only)
120hp @ 5000 rpm
140ft-lbs. @ 3600 rpm

4.3 liter OHV Vortec® V6 with sequential fuel injection
180hp @ 4400 (2WD)
190hp @ 4400 (4x4)
245ft-lbs. @ 2800 (2WD)
250ft-lbs. @ 2800 (4x4)

Transmissions:
Three transmission choices exist for the S-10 Lineup:

- MW2 Five-speed manual with Vortec 2200

- M50 Five-speed manual with Vortec 4300

- 4L60-E Four-speed automatic

Fuel Economy (City/Highway):
2.2-liter: (22 / 28) manual
2.2-liter: (19 / 25) automatic
4.3-liter: (14 / 17) manual
4.3-liter: (15 / 20) automatic

Competitors:
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger
Dodge Dakota
GMC Sonoma
Mazda B-Series
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma

 

 

 

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Overview:
Chevrolet's venerable compact pickup, the S-10 receives several notable enhancements for 2002.

For 2002, all non-fleet models add a tachometer and air conditioning to the comprehensive list of standard equipment that also includes driver and passenger air bags, anti-lock brakes, PASSlock theft-deterrent system, and Daytime Running Lamps.

Extended Cab models will offer a standard third door for easier loading and access to the cargo area on the driver’s side.

The Crew Cab, which first bowed in 2001, is now available with an optional leather trimmed interior.

Sandalwood paint is new for 2002.

Chevrolet is discontinuing production of 2WD regular cab, long box S-10s.

There are two engine and three transmission choices for the the S-10. The 2.2-liter Vortec L4 and 4.3-liter Vortec V6 offer a standard 5-speed manual transmission, varying by engine selection, or optional 4-speed automatic.

Cab choices include: Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab.

Two specialty versions of the S-10 are also offered. The ZR-2 package for off-roaders is equipped with extra-wide argent wheel flares, 46mm Bilstein high-pressure gas shocks and 31-inch x 10.5R15-inch on/off road tires. The Xtreme ZQ8 sport package features a one-inch lowered suspension, 270-degree ground effects, a front air dam with foglamps and optional exterior stripes available with all exterior colors, including Dark Cherry Red Metallic, which is new to Xtreme in 2002.

Exterior Design:
The S-10 retains is signature exterior for 2002. A special ZR2 decal now comes on all equipped 4x4 Extended Cab models.

Interior Design:
Delayed interior lighting keeps the dome lamp lit for 15 seconds or until the ignition is turned on after closing the front doors.

The stereo, power windows, and other power Options remain active for up to 20 minutes after the ignition is turned off or a door is open, thanks to the retained accessory power feature.

Powertrain:
Engine choices for Chevrolet S-10 include a 2.2-liter, 120 horsepower/140 ft-lbs four cylinder and a 190 horsepower/250 ft-lbs. 4.3-liter V6.

We also expect a GM Performance Parts Modified 4.3-liter Vortec V6 crate engine to be offered as an option and installed at dealerships with 260 horsepower and 270 ft-lbs of torque.