Vehicle Overview from Kelley Blue Book
KBB.com 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Overview
Aurora Shines Bright The 2001 Aurora brings the first major revision to the nameplate since its introduction in 1994. Oldsmobile did its homework on this model, listening to owners' input about their current Auroras. The resulting sedan is smaller and lighter than the original yet actually experiences an increase in interior volume. The striking styling cues that so charmed the public six years ago carry over to the new model. Clean sheet metal, crisp lines and a complete lack of body cladding conspire to keep the Aurora fresh and competitive.
Oldsmobile's attention to detail does not stop with the Aurora's exterior. Inside, occupants will notice more glass area and a lower belt-line that increases outward visibility. The result is a less claustrophobic cabin made more inviting by a liberal application of leather and walnut. All controls are within easy reach of the driver and the steering wheel hub houses buttons that operate the radio and cruise control. The dash and seats get a complete makeover, intent on making the driving experience as close to nirvana as you can get in an Oldsmobile. New safety features include a shoulder belt for the center-rear passenger, standard OnStar service and improved traction control dubbed the Precision Control System.
There are two trim levels set apart by engine choices. The standard 3.5-liter V6 produces 215-horsepower. That's plenty of punch to get going from a stand-still. Standard features on the V6 model include air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and door locks, tilt wheel, Driver Control Center and 16-inch aluminum wheels. The 4.0-liter V8 is new this year and promises not to disappoint with its 250-horsepower rating. V8 equipped Auroras include 17-inch wheels, eight-way power passenger seat, traction control and built-in garage door opener.