Oldsmobile Aurora information:
General motors’ have launched yet another car named Aurora in its Oldsmobile division and this car is luxury midsized sports sedan. It was launched in the year 1995. Even though it was a front-wheel drive car, but it was better known for its excellent handling. This sports sedan was 4-cylinder V8 engine having 32 valves and a capacity of 4.0liter. This car came in both V6 and V8. It also equipped automatic transmission having 4-speed and manual transmission having 6-speed. This car got its styling from the old Toronado.
WHAT’S NEW IN 2014 OLDSMOBILE AURORA?
There are no updates on the changes that took place because the second generation production stopped in the year 2003.
The Oldsmobile Aurora had the base price which starts at $34,360 and goes up to $ 43,500.
The Aurora has got a 4.0 liter V8 engine which had a cubic inch capacity of 244. This engine used 32 valves which produced an output power of 250Hp. This engine was coaxed with automatic transmission having 4-speed. The fuel economy of this car rated from 17 mpg in city to 26 mpg on highway.
STANDARD FEATURES AND OPTIONS:
The Oldsmobile Aurora was a beautiful and attractive sedan. It had the modern and curved styling which made it different from its competitors. The total length of this car measured 205.4 inches and this made it look large. Wheels made of alloys and fog lights were the basic standard features which remained the same. This car included a keyless entry with heated power mirrors. It also got the power locks and inclusion of power window. Wheels made of chrome having metallic paints were optional. Also power moon-roof was made optional.
The Aurora offers a vast, large and spacious interior. Unlike many models of Oldsmobile, the Aurora comes only in one design. This car uses most of its equipment which are standard. It has got an overhead console and also includes an alarm system for anti-theft. It featured a leather seating with power seats. Also cruise control gives a better handling and comfort. Air conditioning system and leather trim were also added to its feature. Auto-dimming mirror was also added in this model. Steering wheels were mounted with audio control system and also included FM/AM radio. It was also included with CD player and cassette player. The optional feature was cloth seats and heated seats.
The first generation Aurora from 1995-1999 was equipped with a number of technical and luxury features which included dual-zone climatic control with airbags at front driver and passenger. Leather seats with sound system having 6-speakers were also added. Front seats were power adjustable in 8-ways. Interior had burl walnut accents. Some other features in Aurora of this generation included heated seats and power sun-roof with CD changer. It also included Autobahn package. This generation car saw the use of L47 V8 engine with a capacity of 4.0 liter and a DOHC engine. The L47 engine gives a power rating of 250Hp and a torque of 260lb-ft. It also used an automatic transmission system with 4-speed. There are two shift modes normal and power mode from which a driver can choose any.
The second generation Aurora from 2001-2003 was introduced with an intension to raise the Aurora market while retaining its only V8 drivetrain. Its platform was similar to Buick Riviera. The engine here used was a 4.0 liter V8. Oldsmobile also provided Aurora with a V6 engine. You can note that the second generation of the Oldsmobile Aurora was 6-in shorter than the first generation.
SAFETY FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE:
The performance of the Oldsmobile Aurora is good. The 4.0 liter engine having eight cylinder gives a power of 250Hp. It is because of this that Aurora has got an excellent acceleration and also the speed when you consider such a large size sedan. Overall we can say that its turning as well as handling seemed pretty much good and that too when compared to the sedan of its similar size. This Aurora constantly gets out-steered by smaller sized sedans. All the models of Aurora have the standard traction control system which enhances the handling and performance of this car.
The safety feature includes dual airbags at the front and anti-lock brakes on all the four wheels. The traction control system is used as standard equipment used for safety purpose. It also added shoulder belts as safety feature for the passenger at the center rear.
According to the NHTSA the 2003 Aurora got 4 star in the front crash test for driver and passenger. For side crash test it bagged 3 star. NHTSA has not provided rollover test rating. The IIHS gave a good score for the front overlap test.
UNDER THE HOOD:
The hood of the Oldsmobile Aurora gives a beautiful perception for the car. Because of this it is one of the significant components of the vehicle. It is stamped into a design which is specific. There is a panel in this hood which hides the motor. A material for absorbing noise is placed under the hood. A 4.0 liter V8 engine is stacked under the hood of Aurora for one of the trim level while for other 3.5 liter V6 engine is placed. The V8 produces a power of 250Hp while V6 produces 215Hp
WHAT WE LIKE:
1. It has got a powerful engine which produces a high power output and torque. This makes its performance really dashing.
2. The interiors are very luxurious and you will really admire how well it is designed and would love to take your family on vacation.
3. The rides it provides is smooth and sound. This you can call a car perfect for family.
WHAT WE DON’T:
1. The dingy and cheap looking plastic at the inside is annoying for it doesn’t fit right with its look.
2. This car has got a very tough competition in the market.
3. It is bit of an expensive car for the features it provides.
Oldsmobile Aurora Images:
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Oldsmobile Aurora modifications:
|All Oldsmobile Aurora years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A) (2001 - 2003)
|34,725$||8||front wheel drive||4||72.9 x 199.3 x 56.7|
4dr Sedan (1995 - 1999)
|0$||8||front wheel drive||4||74.4 x 205.4 x 55.4||5.6|
3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2002)
|31,615$||6||front wheel drive||4||72.9 x 199.3 x 56.7|