...The GLS also gets a CD player. All models come with front bucket seats, as Oldsmobile no longer offers front bench seats on its cars. The front seats have ample room for taller passengers. The coupe?s backseat is narrower than the sedan?s, so two adults is the practical limit. The rear seatback on all models folds to expand the trunk?s cargo capacity of 14.6 cubic feet. Under the Hood A 150-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on GX and GL models and comes with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A 170-hp 3.4-liter V-6, which comes only with the...
...such as a stiff body structure, four-wheel independent suspension, all-speed traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with improved-for-2001ABS. As part of an optional sport package for the GL or GLS Sedan, the firmer-riding suspension rolls on upsized, V-rated, 16-inch performance rubber. Inside, the Alero is a four-fifths version of the Intrigue. Well laid-out with seating for five, this car has features such as air conditioning, power locks, rear window defogger and split/folding rear seats all standard. But side airbags, offered by some under-$20,000 competitors from Toyota and...