2002 Aurora New Car Test Drive
Oldsmobile's flagship sedan, the Aurora, offers elegant leather accommodations, a smooth, quiet ride, excellent stability, and agile handling.
Aurora was completely redesigned for 2001 (and there was no 2000 model). Trimmer dimensions and redesigned suspensions improved handling and stability, while new lightweight engines improved fuel efficiency. The Aurora is notably more nimble than the Buick LeSabre and Cadillac DeVille, and it feels smaller and lighter on its feet than the Pontiac Bonneville.
A new navigation system is available for 2002.
Two models are available: 3.5L ($30,805) and 4.0L ($34,980).
3.5L comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. An optional All-Weather Package ($575) adds traction control and the Precision Control System, Oldsmobile's name for an electronic stability program designed to reduce the chance of skids.
4.0L is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 and comes standard with traction control, the Precision Control System, and larger (17-inch) wheels and tires.