2002 Chevrolet ZR5 Specsby Justin Cupler
Chevrolet jumped into the compact truck market in 1972, when it began taking Isuzu pickups, putting Chevrolet emblems on them and naming the new creation the LUV -- an acronym for light utility vehicle. In 1982, the LUV's replacement, the S-10, began its long life. In 2002, Chevrolet attached its "ZR" package to the four-wheel drive S-10 Crew Cab and dubbed it the ZR5. The ZR5 package made no mechanical or structural changes to the S-10 Crew Cab, it simply added ZR5 decals, aluminum wheels, body moldings, side steps and a roof rack.
The 2002 Chevrolet S-10 ZR5 had only one engine option, the 4.3-liter V6. This engine produced 190 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 250 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm. The ZR5 also had only one transmission option, a four-speed automatic with overdrive.
The 2002 Chevrolet S-10 ZR5 got 15 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Chevy fitted the ZR5 with a 17.5-gallon fuel tank, meaning the truck could go 262 to 350 miles on a single tank of gas.
Though the ZR5 might have appeared larger than the typical four-wheel drive S-10, it was actually the same size. The 2002 ZR5 was 205.3 inches long, 67.9 inches wide, 63.4 inches high and had a 122.9-inch wheelbase. The ZR5 crew cab S-10 did have two differences from the basic S-10, a 4,019-lb. curb weight and four doors.
The 2002 ZR5 sat up to five people. It had 39.5 inches of front headroom, 38.2 inches of rear headroom, 42.4 inches of front legroom, 34.6 inches of rear legroom, 56.9 inches of front shoulder room, 57.2 of rear shoulder room, 51.6 inches of front hip room and 49.5 inches of rear hip room.
Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.