The Cutlass Ciera was introduced in 1982 in anticipation of the front wheel drive era of midsize cars. Body styles included 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and a station wagon. Sportiest trim levels were the Ciera International Series, and the Ciera GT, both of which included side skirts, air dam, performance tires, and extra gauges. Two different 4-cylinders were offered, which were: 2.5L Pontiac Tech IV (1982-1992), and a 2.2L (1993-1996). Six different 6-cylinders were offered, which were: 2.8L Chevrolet (1982-1986), 3.0L Buick (1982-1985), 3.8L Buick (1984-1988), 3.3L Buick (1989-1993), 3.1L Chevrolet (1990-1996), plus probably the most interesting choice, a 4.3L Oldsmobile Diesel (1982-1985). Backing the engine was either a 3-speed automatic or 4-speed automatic.
In 1988, the Cutlass Ciera received a front end revision in the form of composite headlamps and grille update. The car was offered through the 1996 model year, and was replaced by the new for 1997 N-body Cutlass. The Ciera was the last Oldsmobile to be known as an A-body.
F/R Track Width: 58.7″/57.0″
Overall Length: 190.3″ (sedan), 194.4″ (wagon)
Overall Width: 69.5″
Overall Height: 54.1″ (sedan), 54.5″ (wagon)
Curb Weight: 2618-2800lbs. (coupe), 2637-3076 lbs. (sedan), 2957-3239 lbs. (wagon)
Available Engines: 2.2L I4, 2.5L I4, 2.8L V6, 3.1L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.8L V6, 4.3 Diesel V6
Available Transmissions: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Fuel Capacity: 16.5 Gallons
Front Seat Head Room: 38.6″
Front Seat Leg Room: 42.1″
Front Seat Shoulder Room: 55.8″
Front Seat Hip Room: 50.3″