We've given this page a whole new look

View the new design

2002 Cadillac Eldorado

Change Vehicle
2002 Cadillac Eldorado
Available in 3 styles:  2002 Cadillac Eldorado 2dr Coupe shown
Asking Price Range
Get Value
Estimated MPG

18 city / 27 hwy


    Expert Reviews 1 of 2
2002 Cadillac Eldorado 4.7 10
$ -
April 15, 2002
Vehicle Overview
How much longer Cadillac’s slow-selling front-drive luxury coupe can last in the lineup is an open question, with no reliable answer thus far. General Motors has not confirmed whether a reworked Eldorado lies in the future, or if its name — used by Cadillac since 1953 — might be transferred to some new model. The handwriting seemed to be on the wall several years back, when Cadillac redesigned the Seville sedan but left its companion Eldorado coupe alone.

Sales in 2000 dropped to 13,289 coupes, from 15,255 units the year before. Except for an extended oil-change and filter-change interval, little is new for 2002. As before, the Eldorado comes in basic and Touring Coupe form, with two different Northstar V-8 engines.

The Eldorado exhibits a traditional formal profile. Wide rear roof pillars help give it a classic theme, but they also impair the driver’s rear visibility. The Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC) distinguishes itself from the base Eldorado Sport Coupe (ESC) by virtue of its monochromatic exterior and seven-spoke aluminum wheels. Both versions ride a 108-inch wheelbase and measure 200.6 inches long overall, 75.5 inches wide and 53.6 inches high. Both models ride 16-inch tires on alloy wheels, and the Touring Coupe includes a Continuously Variable Road Sensing Suspension.

Officially set up with seating for five occupants, the Eldorado will fit four adults more comfortably in its opulent cockpit — a common situation these days, especially in two-door vehicles. Climbing into the rear seat demands some agility, and the coupe’s wide doors require a lot of room on the side to open fully. Inside, the Touring Coupe has a different dashboard than the base model, with more conveniently positioned controls and a more stylish look overall.

In either form, Eldorados are loaded with standard equipment, including leather upholstery, eight-way power front bucket seats, heated power mirrors, wood interior trim and wiper-activated headlights. The Touring Coupe adds a Bose cassette/CD player, 12-way power heated front seats, power lumbar adjustment, rain-sensing wipers, a tilt-down right-hand mirror for parking and a Memory Package.

GM’s satellite-based OnStar communication system includes two premium services: Personal Calling, which permits hands-free, voice-activated calls without a separate cellular phone contract; and Virtual Advisor, a voice-activated system that provides such Internet-based information as news, sports scores, stock quotes and weather reports.

Under the Hood
Both Eldorado models use Cadillac’s familiar 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine. In the Sport Coupe, it develops 275 horsepower, while the Touring Coupe’s power plant cranks out 300 hp. Both engines run on regular unleaded gasoline, but premium is recommended for best performance. A four-speed automatic is the sole transmission offered.

Antilock brakes are standard, and side-impact airbags are not available. Cadillac’s StabiliTrak electronic stability system is standard on the ETC and optional on the ESC.

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com;
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide;
Posted on 4/15/02

    Expert Reviews 1 of 2

Featured Services for this Cadillac Eldorado

  • Sell your current car quickly and easily on Cars.com.
  • Not sure what auto repair should cost you? Use our price estimator.
  • Get help with car repair now on Cars.com. Visit Repair & Care

Search Inventory Near You

Calculate Monthly Payment

What will my monthly cost be?

Check Payment

Calculate Affordable Price

What is the most I can afford?

Check Price

More Calculators

Compare finance offers to decide what's right for you.

Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions ("Chrome Data"). ©2013 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.