The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva is available in both coupe and sedan body styles. There are two versions available for each body style for a total of four different models. Many features are the same on the coupe and sedan and only change with the model: Series I or Series II.
Body Styles: coupe, sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.1-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Oldsmobile Achieva Coupe Series I, Oldsmobile Achieva Coupe Series II, Oldsmobile Achieva Sedan Series I, Oldsmobile Achieva Sedan Series II
The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva improves its side impact durability. It also has a longer list of standard equipment this model year. The Series II has newly designed alloy wheels.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva is equipped with power exterior mirrors. A rear spoiler is standard on the Series II but costs extra on the Series I. The headlamps are fully automatic, and the windshield wipers are variable intermittent. A rear window blind is installed on all models, and fog lights are available as an option on the Series I and an extra on the Series II. A rear window defroster is installed on all four submodels.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva includes air-conditioning as standard. A power moonroof is an extra on the Series II but not available on the Series I. A tilt steering wheel and front and rear cup holders are available in all Oldsmobile Achieva versions. A leather steering wheel is an option on the Series I and an extra on the Series II. A leather shift knob is standard on the Series I and also available as an option on the Series II. The front seats are bucket style and the rear seats are bench style, bringing the maximum seating capacity to five.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva’s 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine offers 150 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, its 3.1-liter V-6 counterpart generates 155 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions come in a four-speed automatic and five-speed manual; both are available with overdrive. Some drivers are turned off by the loud revving, since the engine is not that powerful. Performance is considered to be less satisfying than similar competitors’ models.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva has a four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) and an ignition-disable system. Dual front airbags and traction control are standard on all models. The Achieva’s side-impact durability has also improved.
EPA Fuel Economy
Oldsmobile Achieva: 22/32 mpg city/highway
- Efficient fuel economy
- Coupe and sedan body style options
- Improved side-impact safety rating
You Won't Like
- Uncomfortable seats
- Small interior
- Loud engine noise
- Low quality interior materials
Efficient, but not popular.
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