Toyotas Echo offered a roomy cabin, a fresh addition to the lineup and a cozy interior with good fuel economy, when they first introduced the car in 2000. Optional side airbags and the addition of a new body color were the only updates for the 2001 Echo. Updated front and rear fascias, new bumpers and fenders, a new chromed grille, new rear tail lamps, a new trunk lid and stylish new headlamps rounded out the major changes for 2001. Model years 2001-2003 had no significant changes. In 2004, a new wheel cover design was unveiled. There would be no major updates for 2005.
The 2002 Toyota Echo is a sub-compact car available as a coupe or sedan which is both extremely affordable and fuel-efficient, with a starting price below $10,000 and a fuel economy rating of 41 mpg on the highway.