Oldsmobile Bravada information:
The Bravada was a mid-sized SUV which was manufactured by General Motors. There were two vehicle on which Bravada was in scripted. They were the model GMT330 and were 1st and 2nd generation models. GMT360 was a 3rd generation model between the years 2002-2004.
If you are compact car lovers and are used to driving it, switching to SUV will give you a shock in the mileage section. However, Bravada, for an SUV is really very good at gas consumption.
The Bravada is one of the most luxurious SUV from the General Motors. This car came with frame and body of larger size. It is 10 inches long and 5 inches wide than all the other models of its group.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA?
The production line up of this Oldsmobile Bravada stopped in the year 2004 so there are no recent updates on the changes in the year 2014.
The price range of the 2002 Bravada ranges from $31,635 to $34,767 depending on the features you add to your car.
The first generation cars used an engine of 4.3 liter V6 and developed a power of 200Hp.
The 160Hp engine used in this generation gave a mileage of 17 mpg in city and 22 mpg on highway.
The second generation Bravada with an engine providing a power of 200Hp gave a mileage of 16 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highway.
The third generation Bravada offered a mileage of 15 mpg in city and 20 mpg on highway.
STANDARD FEATURES AND OPTIONS:
The production of first generation Bravada was in between the years 1991-1994. This 1991 Bravada was the modified version of S-Blazer with 4-doors. Since 1920, this was the first vehicle which was based on design of truck. The first generation Bravada came with an all-wheel drive with exterior trim and bumpers made of body colors. It also added some power equipment. At the center of the modified trak system, there was 4472 transfer case from the Borg Warner which offered rear torque of 65% and front torque of 35%. During slip, this feature provide more torque to the front. Other standard features were keyless entry and anti-lock brakes.
The models of this generation were equipped with a 4.3 liter V6 engine having a power of 200Hp for the 1992 model. Also in the Bravada model of 1992 there was slight change in the instrument panel. 1993 model got an over-head console system with compass. In the gold package include exterior badging of gold and aluminum wheel with special gold was something new that this model saw.
Though Bravada saw certain changes but there was no production of 1995 model. The model from the year 1996 and 1997 featured more curved lines. It also got a distinguishable feature of split grille having body color and premium wheels made of alloy. Driver airbags were also provided. The interior was really pleasing to the eye. There were upgrades in the interior of Bravada. Other features it added were leather seating, anti-lock brakes on all 4 wheels and deletion of rear spoiler.
The third generation Bravada came in production during the year 2002. It used a 270Hp engine and was the first model to use rear-wheel drive.
The standard equipment which were included were leather seats which was perforated. Nickel trim was polished and had plenty of interior wood were also included. Audio system which included wireless headphone and climate control system at the rear seat was other feature to be added to this model.
The package options also included in-dash changer for CD, audio system including Bose sounds, heated seats and turn signals were mirror mounted. The wipers used were rain sensing, sunroof and cargo cover was also added. This model added a feature called Travel Note which is a tape recorder of small size and this enables recording of phone numbers.
The 2002 model of Bravada has got a standard features for the safety of the car. These feature include dual-zone front airbags and also the anti-lock disc brakes on all 4 wheels. What you will find about this car is that it is a SUV which is better mannered compared to its competitors. With bumpers 2 inch lower than the standard, the collision if occurs levels the passenger car. The bumpers are designed in such a way so as to withstand a collision of 5 mph and this rating is twice the value of standard rating. It has also got a safety locks for child on the door at the rear and is provided with a headrest at the front and rear both.
The NHTSA has given a rating of 3 star for the front impact test for driver and passenger seat while a 5 star rating for side impact test for the both. It has got a 3 star for the rollover test.
UNDER THE HOOD:
What you will find under the hood of this Bravada is a 4.2 liter engine which is capable of providing a power of 270Hp. So you can say about this engine that it is muscular and can carry a load up to 6400 pounds. What amazes is that it can go on the steep inclines very easily. The interior are so well upgraded that one will fall in love with this car the moment he sees it. It also has a outlet of 12V and has a cargo capacity of 39.8 cu-ft.
WHAT WE LIKE:
1. Spacious interior gives the desired comfort and the feeling is exotic.
2. As mentioned, engines are really very powerful and the power it receives is enough to tow a load up to 6400 pounds.
3. Exterior is no less in design. It has been beautifully designed and carved.
4. What you will love about this car is its ride quality so this is the car so apt for long distances and if you seek comfort.
5. This car also became famous for its luxury that it gives at the interior.
WHAT WE DON’T:
1. It lacks the third row seating. As for a SUV, buyer will want to have a third row seat but this car is deprived of it.
2. Even though it provides a great comfort, some problems are associated with it engine cooling, transmission and seat belts.
3. Mileage is not that good.
Oldsmobile Bravada Images:
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Oldsmobile Bravada modifications:
|All Oldsmobile Bravada years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
2WD 4dr SUV w/Traction Assist (4.2L 6cyl 4A) (2002)
|32,660$||6||rear wheel drive||4||75.4 x 191.8 x 74.5||8|
2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) (2002)
|32,215$||6||rear wheel drive||4||75.4 x 191.8 x 74.5||8|
AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) (2002 - 2004)
|35,870$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.4 x 191.8 x 74.5||8|
Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) (2003 - 2004)
|33,920$||6||rear wheel drive||4||75.4 x 191.8 x 74.5||8|
AWD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001)
|31,760$||6||all wheel drive||4||67.8 x 181.2 x 64.4||7.5|
4dr SUV AWD (1991 - 2000)
|0$||6||all wheel drive||4||67.8 x 181.2 x 64.4||7.5|
Special Edition 4dr SUV AWD (1994)
|0$||6||all wheel drive||4||65.2 x 178.9 x 65.5||7.7|