For 1995, the Oldsmobile Silhouette is essentially a carryover model. The only changes are some minor engineering enhancements designed to reduce noise and improve engine performance. Also on board this year in the safety arena is a brand-new brake-transmission shift interlock system that prevents you from shifting out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed.
Positioned at the high end of the minivan market, the front-wheel- drive Silhouette is designed to appeal to upscale buyers who desire the practicality of a minivan but want one with special luxury touches. Key competitors include the Pontiac Trans Sport, Mercury Villager, Chrysler Town & Country and Mazda MPV.
The Silhouette offers a single model with 7-passenger seating and two trim levels: Series I features air conditioning, power windows and door locks, remote keyless-entry system, AM/FM/ cassette stereo sound system, rooftop luggage carrier and cruise control. The Series II model adds a driver's- side power seat, leather trim, steering-wheel touch controls for the radio and a power sliding side door that can be opened or closed from the driver's seat or with the remote door-lock control. Options include traction control, one or two built-in child safety seats and an auxiliary rear air conditioner.
The powertrain team has also been simplified for 1995. The standard powertrain is now the more potent 3.8-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission combination. The 3.1-liter V6 and 3-speed automatic transmission have been dropped. A new laminated oil pan and redesigned gasket promise to reduce engine noise and oil leaks.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
As of December 17, 1993:
- $20,365 (1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette)
As of mid-1994:
- $20,255 (1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series I)
- $21,755 (1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series II)
As of mid-1995:
- $20,660 (1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series I)
- $22,160 (1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series II)
As of October 9, 1995:
- $21,355 (1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series I)
- $22,655 (1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Series II)
Shipping prices[edit | edit source]
- $530 (1994 models)
- $540 (1995 models)
- $545 (1996 models)