2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE: STILL THE REAL THING
For the 2002 model year, the Chevy Tahoe retains its reputation as an authentic sport utility vehicle, while enhancing the conveniences on its popular LS trim, adding ethanol-content fuel capability and refining exterior appearance, ride and comfort.New for 2002
Due to a high volume of customer orders, standard LS trim now includes comfortable six-way power driver and passenger seats; heated, outside rearview mirrors with self-dimming driver-side; side-mounted assist steps; electric rear-window defogger; fog lamps; and HomeLink Úniversal transmitter. (Homelink enables programming of three separate electronic home functions, such as garage doors, gates and exterior house lights.)
'Tahoe is always being refined, but always remains true to its mission as a genuine sport utility vehicle,' said Tahoe brand manager Steve Ramsey.
For example, Tahoe's Vortec 5300 V8 engine is capable of handling both regular and 85 percent ethanol-content fuel, and electronic climate control is now available with a sunroof. Tahoe LT models ordered in the Redfire Metallic exterior color for 2002 will be equipped with body-color components, including the front bumper, bodyside moldings and wheel flares.
Tahoe 2WD and 4WD models come in two trim levels for 2002: LS and LT; the base trim has been discontinued.Added traction
All models continue to feature Tahoe's dependable truck chassis with a premium ride. Tahoe also offers its Autoride system (LT only), which automatically controls shock damping on a continuous, real-time basis to smooth bumps in the road. Because Tahoe owners lead active lifestyles that sometimes require a vehicle with extra traction, Tahoe's Autotrac four-wheel-drive system offers four drive modes plus neutral to suit nearly any type of driving condition.
Tahoe's Electronic Traction Assist system for two-wheel-drive models delivers more controlled acceleration and stability over most slippery surfaces.
Either the Vortec 4800 V8 or the Vortec 5300 V8 engine power the Tahoe, and both engines are compliant with Low Emission Vehicle Standards.Z71 off-road package
Particularly adventurous Tahoe off-roaders will want the 4-wheel-drive Tahoe Z71 model. Body-color components – grille, bumper, door handles, roof rack (with integral roller for easy loading) and mirror caps – are new for 2002. Its specially tuned off-road suspension uses specific shock absorbers and jounce jumpers with standard stabilizer bars. A locking rear differential and P265/70R-17 on/off road tires increase traction. Skid plates protect vital underbody components, and OnStar provides added security.
OnStar adds safety and security features such as automatic air bag deployment notification and emergency assistance with remote location. The Z71 adventure package includes several other special features: specific Z71 badging, a specific rocker treatment, machined cast aluminum wheels, tubular assist steps, wheel flares with extensions and front bucket seats. Four exterior colors are available: Light Pewter Metallic, Onyx Black, Forest Green Metallic and Summit White.Convenience and safety
All 2002 Tahoes (except Z71 model) offer an optional third-row bench seat so Tahoe can carry as many as nine passengers. The third-row rear seat features a unique 50/50 split-fold design to provide a variety of cargo- and passenger-carrying configurations. The seats can be flipped forward and stowed for more cargo room, or they can be individually and easily removed to provide a flat load surface. The seats are light and easier to use than anything on the market.
Safety features include four-wheel antilock brakes, standard on all models, and OnStar – optional on LS, standard on LT.
Tahoe for 2002 continues to offer adventurers the safety and comfort they want without sacrificing Tahoe's reputation as an authentic full-size sport utility vehicle.Source - Chevrolet
New For 2002
Premium ride suspension standard on all models (except Z71 model)
Additions to standard LS trim:
Six-way power driver and passenger front seats
Heated outside mirrors with ground illumination and self dimming driver's mirror
Rear window defogger
Homelink universal transmitter
Vortec 5300 V8 capability for regular and ethanol-content fuel
New preferred equipment groups for easier customer ordering
Redfire Metallic exterior color available on LT model with body-color components
Electronic climate control available with sunroofSource - Chevrolet