New or Significantly Altered Models
- 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass
- The Ciera is retired after a lengthy run. Taking its place is a brand-new model from Oldsmobile. The 1997 Cutlass shares it's platform and styling with the Chevy Malibu. Cutlass is available in base trim or GLS trim. Both versions are well-equipped. The 3.1-liter V-6 is the only available engine and is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Brakes are discs in the front and drums in the rear. ABS is standard.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette
- Like the Tran Sport and Venture, the Silhouette is all-new for 1997. The Silhouette is offered in three trim levels: base, GL, and GLS. All models are equipped with the 3.4-liter V6 engine. Power windows, power door locks, and ABS are standard on the base model. The GL model adds privacy glass, an overhead console, keyless entry, power front seats, and a powered sliding rear door. GLS models add a touring suspension, rear air conditioner, traction control and front/rear radio controls.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva 2d
- There are only two trim levels on the Achieva sedan and coupe for this year: Series I and Series II. The change in trim packages makes more equipment standard.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva 4d
- 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
- Aurora loses 9 pounds for 1997 - the front control arms and steering knuckles are now made of aluminum. Door handles have been reworked to reduce the door-opening effort. The front disc brakes have been enlarged.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada
- Bravada receives the same modifications as the Blazer and Jimmy, namely a liftgate where you can raise only the glass, 4-wheel disc brakes, new plug-in halfshafts and a newly available sunroof.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
- The Cutlass Supreme is on its way out. It will be replaced this fall with the Intrigue. 16-inch wheels are now standard on all models. Oldsmobile has dropped the optional 3.4-liter engine leaving the 3.1-liter V6 as the only available engine.
- 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4d
- 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
- The Eighty-Eight and its variant LSS receive minor interior upgrades for 1997. A new overhead storage compartment with reading lamps has been added to the interior. LSS models also receive a new center console and shifter.
Oldsmobile has replaced the Ninety-Eight sedan with a modified and rebadged version of the Eighty-Eight. With passenger seating for six and a large chrome grille, the Regency is aimed at traditional Oldsmobile buyers.
- 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera sedan
- 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera wagon
- 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight