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Specifications for the 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada

    • The Oldsmobile Bravada was a mid-size sport utility vehicle manufactured by General Motors from 1991 to 2004. The second-generation 1998 model was equipped with an upgraded interior, and it featured an exterior platform that was similar to the Chevrolet Blazer. The 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada had an original manufacturer's suggested retail price of $30,715. Its class competitors were the Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.


    • The 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada had a 4.3-liter V-6 engine that output 190 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 250 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm. The Bravada's standard features included a four-speed automatic transmission, a 525-amp alternator and an electronically controlled Smart-Track all-wheel drive system. Its steering and suspension features included reticular ball steering, torsion bar front springs, leaf rear springs and front and rear anti-roll bars. The Bravada's curb weight was 4,049 lbs. Its maximum payload was 1,257 lbs. and its maximum towing capacity was 5,000 lbs.

    Fuel Economy

    • The Oldsmobile Bravada had an 18-gallon fuel tank, and it ran on unleaded gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency estimated the Bravada's fuel economy to be 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.


    • The 1998 Bravada was 183.7 inches long, 67.8 inches wide and 63.2 inches high. It had 7.5 inches of ground clearance, a 57.2-inch front track and 55.1-inch rear track. This SUV had a 107-inch wheelbase, a standard tire size of P235/70SR15, alloy rims and a full-size spare tire. Exterior features included metallic body paint with a gloss coating, body-color bumpers and side moldings, heated side mirrors with folding capabilities, four doors, front and rear windshield wipers, heat-reflective tinted glass, fixed driver- and passenger-side windows and swing-out rear windows. Additional exterior features consisted of trailer towing preparation with a tow hook, removable roof rails and a rear step bumper.

    Seating Capacity and Interior Dimensions

    • The Oldsmobile Bravada sat up to five passengers. It had an interior storage space of 37.3 cubic feet, which could be expanded to 74.1 cubic feet if the rear seats were folded down. The 1998 Bravada had 42.2 inches of front legroom, 36.3 inches of rear legroom, 39.6 inches of front headroom and 38.2 inches of rear headroom. The Bravada offered 53.6 inches of front hip room, 51.3 inches of rear hip room, 57.1 inches of front shoulder room and 57.2 inches of rear shoulder room.

    Interior Amenities

    • The 1998 Bravada's standard interior amenities consisted of leather upholstery, a leather wrapped tilt-steering wheel, front bucket seats, split-rear bench seats, triple-sealed doors, climate control, an AM/FM cassette stereo, six speakers and an illuminated glove compartment. Additional interior features included cup holders, reading lights, power windows and door locks, an analog display with a fuel gauge, a digital clock, illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, a cigarette lighter and rear cargo doors.

    Safety Features

    • The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gave this SUV a four-star crash test rating (out of five) for driver and front passenger safety in a head-on impact. Standard safety features included a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, daytime running lights, fog lights and dual front air bags. It offered keyless entry and had an anti-theft alarm system.

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