The Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup begins another year as
General Motors best-selling vehicle and the second best selling
vehicle in North America.
guide covers the light-duty versions of the Silverado, which come
in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty
versions of the Silverado are covered separately in the Silverado
2002 Silverado is offered in the following configurations and trim
Cab Fleetside / Sportside Short Box, 2WD and 4WD: Base & LS
Regular Cab Fleetside Longbox, 2WD and 4WD: Base & LS
Extended Cab Fleetside/Sportside Short Box, 2WD and 4WD: Base, LS
Extended Cab Fleetside Long Box, 2WD & 4WD: Base LS & LT
Crew Cab Fleetside Short Box, 2WD & 4WD, LS & LT
2002 the Silverado conveniently repackages its options for more
customer value, upgrades its emission control systems and improves
its compressed natural gas fuel capabilities.
2002 model year also marks the first full production year of a half-ton
heavy-duty Crew Cab Silverado.
and Delphi's revolutionary four-wheel steering system, Quadrasteer,
will also be offered on select Silverados, most likely the 1/2-ton
extended cab and 1500HD.
bumpers and grille are now included on all Silverado trim levels.
Optional remote keyless entry and door locks, and cruise control
are also combined as an option package on base trucks. Silverado
LS models offer optional fog lamps, compass and a temperature gauge
for easier customer ordering.
half-ton and three-quarter-ton offerings in fleetside or sportside
trim, Silverado offers a model for virtually any use in 2WD and
4WD and in regular, extended and crew cabs. Customers can also choose
a short or long box, and trim levels are standard, LS and LT.
Silverados popular extended cab model gives customers an automatic
transmission as standard equipment as it is most often ordered.
No manual transmission will be available.
also features an impressive Vortec gasoline engine lineup: 4300
V6, 4800 V8, 5300 V8 and 6000 V8. Horsepower for the engine lineup
ranges from 200 hp to 300 hp.
that power availability, Silverado was meant to work. Payload capacities
range from 1593 to 3224 pounds, and Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings
extend from 6100 to 8600 pounds.
Z71 Off-Road Package offers four-wheeling fun and capability on
half-ton 4x4 models. The Z71 Package includes 46mm gas-charged shock
absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, specific stabilizer bars, a
skid plate package, a high-capacity air cleaner and distinctive
Z71 decals for the pickup box.
There are no exterior changes for 2002.
for a mid-cycle enhancement to the Silverado's exterior for the
2003 model year to bring it in line with the more aggressive looks
found on the Avalanche.
Silverados radio lineup has been streamlined. A CD player
is optional for the first time in 2002 on the base model but the
cassette player is no longer offered. The base model features an
AM/FM radio with a CD player optional; LS trim continues to offer
a CD player standard; and LT has a cassette and a CD player as standard
There are a wide variety of powerplant choices for the Chevrolet
Silverado including a 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter V8, 5.3-liter V8 and
refinements for the 2002 Silverado include the addition of multi-port
fuel injection to its Vortec 4300 V6 for better fuel control to
meet California emissions requirements. The Vortec 5300 V8 also
benefits from refined emissions for most regular cab and extended
cab models. To meet Californias Low Emission Vehicle requirements,
similar refinements have been made to Silverados Vortec 6000