For those of you looking for an economical vehicle that
is sophisticated and accommodating, the new 2002 Toyota
Echo Sedan is an excellent choice. Whether you are looking
for your first car, or a second car for work or family,
it offers up plenty of interior space for its subcompact
exterior, and saves you money while you drive with its superior
fuel consumption ratings.
For 2002, the Toyota Echo Sedan lines up with
two models - one with two doors and the other with four
doors. Both configurations are spacious due to the cab-forward
design and taller stature, and are easy to climb in and
out of due to the high seating position.
The Echo Sedan features a high, center-mounted
instrument cluster that is quick and easy to read, and other
standards such as an AM/FM stereo with cassette player and
six speakers. An AM/FM stereo with cassette player and CD
player with six powerful speakers is offered as an option.
There is plenty of storage space that is afforded by the
large door pockets, seatback pockets, and storage compartments
surrounding the audio system.
The list of standard amenities goes on to include tilt
steering and durable fabric upholstery. Further options
listed are air conditioning, 60/40 split folding seats,
power steering, power door locks, and digital clock.
The Toyota Echo Sedan is offered in eight exterior
colors and features optional color-keyed bumpers and door
handles, fourteen-inch wheels with wheel covers, rear lip
spoiler, and sports body-cladding.
At the heart of the Toyota Echo Sedan is a 1.5-litre,
twin-cam, four-cylinder VVT-i engine with variable valve
timing that combines for an effort of 108 horsepower and
105 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a lightweight
five-speed manual, with automatic offered as an option.
There is plenty of power, yet a high fuel economy rating
is maintained at a very respectable 34/41 mpg (city/hwy)
for the manual transmission and 32/38 mpg (city/hwy) for
the automatic model.
Safety and Security
With the issue of safety a common concern - especially
amongst families - the Toyota Echo Sedan is equipped with
standards such as front and rear crumple zones, side impact
door beams, driver depowered air bag, passenger depowered
air bag, head restraints, three-point seatbelts, child safety
locks and child seat tethers/anchors.
Options in this department include anti-lock brakes for
optimum control while stopping suddenly or braking on slippery
surfaces, and side impact air bags.
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