With the Taurus line of cars, Ford emphasizes safety. The 2002 Ford Taurus ranks among the safest sedans and wagons available. It comes equipped with several features to allow the car to discern the severity of an accident and act accordingly. The airbag system detects the use of seat belts and deploy at two rates of speed for the correct force. Anti-lock brakes, side airbags, and traction control provide popular safety features as well. Pretensioners in the seat belts help to reduce the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident.
In terms of performance and handling, the 2002 Ford Taurus offers a great deal in the way of comfort and reliability. The Taurus gets incredible feedback from its steering system and gives the driver a lot of good information from the tires. This model also utilizes an efficient suspension system that absorbs most of the shocks from the road, providing the driver and passengers with a comfortable, smooth ride on the roads or highway. Overall, the Taurus offers some surprises on the road and leaves most drivers more than pleased with its performance.
The 2002 Ford Taurus followed up on its previous years' success by integrating some luxury touches into the standard features of its SE, SES, and SEL trims. Goodies like antilock brakes and power-adjustable brake pedals were added to the S-Series; for those who were buying the Taurus strictly for economy's sake, the base-level no-frills LX trim was reintroduced.