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2002 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2002 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Long Term Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Long Term Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
At first glance, it seemed as if Pontiac snuck into the Chevy Truck design studios and sprinkled Aztek dust all over the concept drawings... more
Long Term Update: 2002 GMC Envoy Long Term Update: 2002 GMC Envoy
One of the best perks of a long-term-test program is having the opportunity to drive the winner of Motor Trend's Sport/Utility of the Year... more
Long Term Update: 2002 GMC Sierra Denali Quadrasteer Long Term Update: 2002 GMC Sierra Denali Quadrasteer
"All the negatives of driving a full-size pickup around town on a daily basis disappear with the superb maneuverability of Quadrasteer." more
First Drive: 2002 1/2 Acura MDX First Drive: 2002 1/2 Acura MDX
In its third year of production, the Acura MDX enjoys more power and chassis refinements. more
One Year Test Verdict: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4X2 One Year Test Verdict: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4X2
One Year Test Verdict more
California Car Cover Escape - Motor Trend California Car Cover Escape - Motor Trend
The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute are strong sellers in the compact sport/utility marketplace--and this fact has not been lost on the... more
Three-4-All: Saturn VUE takes on Ford Escape & Honda CR-V Three-4-All: Saturn VUE takes on Ford Escape & Honda CR-V
Does Saturn's VUE SUV have what it takes to compete in the compact SUV marketplace? more
Three-4-All: Saturn VUE takes on Ford Escape & Honda CR-V Three-4-All: Saturn VUE takes on Ford Escape & Honda CR-V
Does Saturn's VUE have what it takes to compete in the compact SUV marketplace? more
2002 Hamann Range Rover HM50 - Motor Trend 2002 Hamann Range Rover HM50 - Motor Trend
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2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda CR-V
The mini-'ute class continues to grow fast, siphoning sales from midsize sport 'utes, small wagon... more
2002 Dodge Dakota R/T Club Cab 2002 Dodge Dakota R/T Club Cab
Only four names came up for fun stuff: Dakota R/T, Ford Lightning, Toyota S-Runner, and the not-y... more
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
The Wrangler, X5, and R/T are all included here as purpose-built, the Ranger less so, but limited... more
2002 Ford Excursion 2002 Ford Excursion
The mega-'ute segment is limited to two players--as good as it is, we don't consider the Toyota S... more
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 2002 BMW X5 3.0i
Spirited argument punctuated voting in this section. Cost is slightly less an issue, and there ar... more
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 4WD 2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 4WD
The Rodeo S 4WD was the prime contender in our midsize SUV debate, undercutting an Explorer by mo... more
2002 Kia Sedona 2002 Kia Sedona
Hardly any debate surrounded this choice, with only the driver-oriented Honda Passport and newly ... more
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Flareside 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Flareside
There's no way to avoid a base-model pickup as a good value in truck motoring. Compacts have less... more
First Look: '02 Ford Ranger FX4 First Look: '02 Ford Ranger FX4
For years, placing a check mark next to the "Off-Road Equipment Group" usually meant you'd get st... more
Banks PowerPack Ford Excursion Limited Banks PowerPack Ford Excursion Limited
When buying a full-size sport/utility, most people look for stump-pulling power for hauling. Ford... more
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs. Lincoln Blackwood 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs. Lincoln Blackwood
Are they lux--or trucks? more
2002 GMC Sierra Denali Quadrasteer 2002 GMC Sierra Denali Quadrasteer
If you demand total steering compliance from a tow vehicle, along with stability and maneuverabil... more
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo Chevrolet TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo
GM's 400-hp sport/utility concept hits 60 in 5.35 sec. more
Dodge Dakota R/T vs. Ford SVT Lightning vs. Toyota TRD Tacoma Dodge Dakota R/T vs. Ford SVT Lightning vs. Toyota TRD Tacoma
Power Trip: Performance-oriented sport trucks are all about brawn and long black ribbons of valor left on the tarmac. more
One-Year Test Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche One-Year Test Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Riddle me this, Batman: Name a truck that drives as smooth as a Cadillac, has all-weather cargo-c... more
One-Year Test Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche One-Year Test Update: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Riddle me this, Batman: Name a truck that drives as smooth as a Cadillac, has all-weather cargo-carrying capability like an SUV, yet... more
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