Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan

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2002 Ford Taurus
List price range
$3,495 - $5,995
2002 Ford Taurus

Pros

  • Excellent value for the money, high level of safety equipment and crash protection, available as a sedan or a wagon, usually discounted with rebates and incentives.

Cons

  • Rental car stigma, poor expected resale value, no rear disc brakes on the sedan.
Ford Taurus years

Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan for Sale

Ford Taurus 2002 SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
62,462 miles
Used 2002
Ford Taurus
SES
(2)
Chantilly Auto Sales
8.1 mi away
List$3,495
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Fair Deal!
$96 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Taurus is the popular mid-size sedan without the boredom factor. While most sedans in its class seem designed to blend into the scenery, the Taurus stands out like a wildebeest in plaid pajamas. Not only does the Taurus look like it came from the future, it drives like it came over from Europe, and with something double its really quite reasonable price tag. **NEW CAR TRADE**CARFAX CERTIFIED**LOW MILES! This 2002 Ford Taurus SES is in excellent condition! VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY AT 25284 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD #110, CHANTILLY, VA 20152. CONTACT OUR SALES DEPARTMENT AT 703-574-4736. WWW.CHANTILLYAUTOSALES.COM
Ford Taurus 2002 SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
44,796 miles
Used 2002
Ford Taurus
SES
1st Choice Auto Sales
16 mi away
List$4,994
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Ford Taurus 2002 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
56,668 miles
Used 2002
Ford Taurus
SE
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
With a long list of features, excellent value, and American roots, this 2002 Ford Taurus SE presented in Silver Frost Metallic will serve your active family or your new driver well! This Taurus is powered by a 3.0 Liter V6 engine that easily produces 155hp. And along with the Automatic transmission, you will get you from point A to point B effortlessly.Have you looked at our pictures of this one yet? Check out all of the space this SE has! Load up the kids, grab a few friends, throw the extra bags in the trunk and you're all set for a weekend get-a-way!In true Ford fashion, this Taurus SE isn't just nice to look at, but it's reliable and safe. This is one family-friendly vehicle that you can count on for years to come.....and then some! So, it's got a few miles on it....that's just experience that the newer ones don't have! At our price point, this rare find won't be here very long. Get in here today so we can make it yours! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
Ford Taurus 2002 SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
173,181 miles
Used 2002
Ford Taurus
SES
Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Harford County
67.8 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2002 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
74,995 miles
Used 2002
Ford Taurus
SE
Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
68 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The Ford Taurus is a solid choice in a family sedan. If you value feature content and domestic origin more than build quality and predicted future worth, this is a great car to consider.

vehicle overview

For several years now, the Taurus has been the Yankee entry in the midsize car sales war. It's like the WWF, but for family cars. Each year, the Taurus jumps into the ring to duke it out with the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The goal? To earn that prestigious title of "best-selling car in America." But even with substantial fleet sales numbers to prop up the figures, it hasn't won a match since the mid-1990s.

Available as either a sedan or a wagon, Taurus comes in a wide variety of configurations. Sedans come in LX, SE, SES or SEL trims, while wagons can be equipped as SE or SEL models only. Standard on the Taurus LX are floor mats, V6 engine, air conditioning, rear defogger, power windows and locks, stereo, anti-theft system and tilt steering wheel. SE adds aluminum wheels, safety approach lamps, power driver seat, cruise control, a CD player and remote keyless entry. With SES, buyers get illuminated visor mirrors, split-folding rear seat and antilock brakes. Order the SES Deluxe package and enjoy a 200-horsepower V6 engine, five-passenger seating, a rear spoiler and leather-wrapped steering wheel. In some regions of the country, Ford will even include a free moonroof or leather upholstery on the SES. Step up to SEL, and you'll set yourself apart with machined aluminum wheels, a six-disc in-dash CD changer and automatic climate control. Free leather or a no-charge moonroof, or both, are available in various areas of the country.

Powertrains include the 3.0-liter Vulcan and 3.0-liter Duratec V6s. The main difference between the two engines is the cylinder heads. The base Vulcan has two valves per cylinder, while the Duratec has four valves per cylinder. The four-valve motor makes 200 horsepower at 5,650 rpm and 200 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. The base engine makes do with 155 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 185 lb-ft at 3,950 rpm. Both engines are mated to a four-speed automatic and meet low-emission-vehicle (LEV) standards in California and the Northeastern states. For 2002, the Vulcan motor also gets better fuel economy than before.

The Taurus benefits from a major emphasis on safety. Ford's Personal Safety System is the main feature of note in the Taurus. It's a collection of components that allows the car to understand the nature of a crash more fully and factors in whether or not the seatbelts are in use. With the system, the dual-stage airbags inflate at two different rates, depending on the situation. Additionally, safety belts are equipped with pre-tensioners that are designed to help reduce the risk of force-related injuries in a crash. The Taurus also offers power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, allowing drivers of smaller stature to move the pedals toward their feet rather than moving the seat too close to the steering wheel. Side-impact airbags, antilock brakes and traction control are also available. And before one of the kids gets trapped in the trunk, show them the glow-in-the-dark trunk release handle so they'll be able to let themselves out.

We give the Taurus high marks in the ride and handling department. On the road, the car transmits truly usable feedback to the wheel, letting the driver know what is happening with the tires. The Taurus has a compliant suspension with excellent rebound shock valving for spirited canyon driving, yet without the harshness that can render a cross-country drive unenjoyable. Drive the Taurus into a turn, prod the throttle, and the car responds in a predictable manner. But who drives a Taurus like that? Fortunately, on the highway, passengers are treated to a comfortably smooth ride.

The Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat edged the Taurus out in our most recent family sedan comparison test, and the Taurus also has a certain rental car stigma attached to it. However, Ford's family sedan is still an excellent value, and we wouldn't hesitate recommending one to a shopper in this class.

2002 Highlights

Floor mats become standard on all Taurus models, and the base V6 benefits from improved fuel economy. All but the base LX get security approach lamps, while LX and SE come standard with six-passenger seating. A slew of no-charge options are available on various Taurus models for 2002: SE gets a free power driver seat and CD player; SES comes with free leather or a moonroof (regionally available); SEL adds leather or moonroof, or both (regionally available). SEL also has standard adjustable pedals for 2002. A new SEL Wagon debuts. A new SEL premium package includes a Mach audio system, side airbags and traction control. Optional on SES and SEL is a new Luxury and Convenience group, which provides an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and heated side mirrors. Four new colors round out the list of changes.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Excellent Car
Craig,12/06/2008
I puchased by Taurus new with 14 miles on it and I currently have just shy of 150,000 miles on the odometer. The only thing that has went bad was a door lock actuator that was replaced under warranty at about 60k miles (bought extended warranty). Take care of the filters and change the plugs/wires at 100k and these cars will last you a long time as they are very reliable.
2002 SES
dom52,10/05/2014
This car replaced my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero and i couldn't be happier. I bought this car at 179,000+ as of late last year and up until now i have added 5,000+ miles. This car is equipped with the Duratec 30 engine, and the AX4N automatic transmission. Both are in pristine condition and show no signs of failing. Appropriate driving habits and maintenance, this car will last. Change the oil frequently(use whatever is shown on the oil cap), change filters, etc. and this car will be reliable. Another tip: Use the E brake(a peddle with a handle release) before setting the car in Park, less stress on the transmission.
Comfotable, Reliable, Very Strong Engine and Drivtrain
rochev,01/11/2014
I have had two Taurus's. Neither have ever given me a single issue. My '02 SE has 175,000 miles of trouble free driving. People complain about the transmission but they don't change the fluid and filter like you're supposed to. I have done that every 30k miles and haven't had an issue on either. My last one died at 180k miles when it was totaled. It is missed every day. This car always starts even well below 0 degrees (F) nothing rattles, interior build has held up since new. Only down side I can think of is these cars have weak struts. Other than that, if you change the transmission fluid like you should, you'll have one of the most reliable cars built.
170000k and still going
powemicj,09/15/2011
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5650 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5650 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan Overview

The Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SE FFV 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SES Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SES FFV 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), and LX FFV 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan?

Save up to $137 on one of 3 Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,495 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 3 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SES is priced between $3,495 and$4,994 with odometer readings between 44796 and62462 miles.
  • The Used 2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SE is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 56668 and56668 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2002 Ford Taurus?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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