The 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette is completely redesigned this year. All of the different models and trim levels have expanded lists of standard equipment.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette's power external rearview mirrors are available with all three trim levels of both the regular and extended versions. A power moonroof and a remote keyless entry are available on the GL and GLS models. Standard features include fog lights, variable intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper, and a rear window defroster. All models also feature 15-inch alloy wheels.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette gets air-conditioning, speed control, a tilt steering wheel, and power front windows as standard on all versions. All models also get front bucket seats, and captain rear seats are only a feature in the GLS models. This reduces the GLS seating capacity from seven in the other two trim levels to six. The base and GL models both have bench rear seats. The GLS receives a leather-wrapped steering wheel to complement its leather upholstery. Power adjustable driver and front passenger seats are used in the GL and GLS, but are not available in the base model.
The 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette is equipped with the same 3.4-liter four-speed automatic combination across all models. Capable of generating 180 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque, it produces it a smooth and powerful ride, which is fun to drive. The steering is sharp and responsive, and the ride feels smooth on slightly uneven or worn road surfaces.