The 2002 Chevrolet Silverado is the first full year of production for the Crew Cab version of Chevrolet’s best truck, the Silverado. In 2002, Chevrolet also made it easier for customers to use pressurized natural gas as a fuel source by making changes to its pollution-prevention technologies.
According to brand manager Rick Scheidt, “Chevy Silverado isn’t resting on its record of being the most reliable and greatest full-size truck in 2002.” ‘We keep improving Silverado to keep up with the demanding standards of the full-size truck market, where competition is fierce.
Although the Chevrolet Silverado is the country’s runner-up finest pickup, it still accounts for a sizable number of vehicles annually. The bluff-nosed, blocky Silverado appears to have established its own comfortable spot in the hearts of many American pickup customers by shunning the more extreme styling of its rivals.
Don’t be fooled by Silverado’s sedate manner. As technologically modern, car-like, and user-friendly just like its aero-look rivals, this truck is on par with them. It rides smoothly, maneuvers deftly, and comes to a halt as good as (or better than) any competitor. It’s convenient and fast.
The 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier has a higher starting price but has more basic features, like the chrome nose and forehead, that Chevrolet says are sought by the majority of consumers. The Silverado’s base pricing is still $700 less than the F-150’s. For better value and ease of use, we have simplified our option bundles.
Well after the beginning of the 2002 model year, Chevrolet will improve certain Silverado vehicles by adding four-wheel-steering technology. The technology, called Quadrasteer, would give unmatched agility at low speeds as well as stability, steering, and control. Check out the ‘Applied Advanced Technologies” section of the Mainstream Media Kit for additional details about Quadrasteer.
This marks the first complete year of manufacturing for the redesigned 1500 HD version, which was launched last year and blends the luminous 1500-series style with a heavy-duty six-passenger crew cab and a 300-horsepower Vortec V8.
In 2002, Quadrasteer, an electrical four-wheel-steering mechanism, was introduced, greatly simplifying tasks like reverse parking and towing a trailer. The Silverado HD series is the pinnacle of pickup vehicles in its class. Last year, General Motors redesigned its heavy-duty trucks from the ground up. Our test drives have led us to believe that the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra are the two finest heavy-duty trucks now available.
This is a bold claim, but they do have the maximum available power, gross vehicle weight rating, and gross combination axle load rating. Their refined superiority is more obvious in everyday life. They have the most modern interiors and the best handling.
In addition to the base 6.0-liter V8, buyers may choose between two monstrous options: an 8.1-liter Vortec V8 with 455 foot-pounds of torque or the powerful new Duramax 6600 diesel V8 with 520 foot-pounds of torque. Both may be had with the outstanding Allison five-speed automatic gearbox.
The Silverado’s occupants are equally well taken care of. The Autotrac dynamic transmission case (4WD models) automatically switches between two- and four-wheel drive for optimal traction in slippery conditions. Electronic Stability Control (ETC) helps improve traction on Silverados with a V8 engine, an automatic transmission, and a rear differential that locks.
Furthermore, there are antilock brakes, top-tether anchors for child restraints, the Passlock II theft-deterrent system, and steel side-door beams installed for further safety. Standard safety features include both operator and front passenger airbags, with a button to disable the passenger airbag. All LT models come with OnStar, which gives drivers and passengers peace of mind with features like automatic airbag warnings and immediate help based on where the car is. See the “OnStar” section of the company’s press kit for further details.