1997 Buick Riviera specs & colors

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Key specs

Color options


Light Gray


Adriatic Blue

Bordeaux Red




Starting MSRP

  • driver lighted vanity mirror
  • theft deterrent system
  • cornering lamps



Starting MSRP

  • base vehicle only


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Front Wheel Size 16 x 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 6.5 in
Spare Wheel Size 15 x 4 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material N/A

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 970
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140

Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 28 MPG
Cruising Range - City 380.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 19 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 560.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 4
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.83 x 1.27 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.94 x 0.43 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 20.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal

Steering Type Power
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.51
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 39.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 40.8 ft

Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs

Base Curb Weight 3706 lbs

Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Volume 98.6 ft³
Front Head Room 38.2 in
Front Leg Room 42.6 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.8 in
Front Hip Room 54.5 in
Second Head Room 36.2 in
Second Leg Room 37.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 57.8 in
Second Hip Room 52.7 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in
Length, Overall 207.2 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.0 in
Height, Overall 54.6 in
Track Width, Front 62.5 in
Track Width, Rear 62.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.4 in
Liftover Height 32.9 in
Trunk Volume 17.4 ft³

Lights-inc: front ashtray, trunk, instrument panel courtesy, glove box, engine compartment, door courtesy/floodlight, front/rear/trunk courtesy lamps Standard
Full trunk trim Standard
3.05 transaxle ratio Standard
Electric remote fuel filler door release Standard
Dual 6-way pwr seats Standard
Front/side window defogger outlets Standard
Electric remote trunk lock release w/security switch Standard
HD engine/transmission cooling Standard
20.0 gallon fuel tank Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Front auxiliary pwr receptacle Standard
(2) rear coat hooks Standard
Instrumentation cluster w/speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp/ trip odometer/oil level/low fuel/washer fluid indicators Standard
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Standard
Moldings-inc: protective body-color body side, belt reveal, wheel opening, rocker panel Standard
Rear seat comfortemp air conditioning Standard
Dual deluxe body-color electric remote outside rearview mirrors Standard
Speed variable magnetic assist steering Standard
3.8L (231) SFI V6 Series II engine Standard
Manual day/night inside rearview mirror Standard
Supplemental extendable front sunshades Standard
PASS-Key II theft deterrent system Standard
City 18/hwy 27 (3.8L supercharged engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
2-speed windshield wipers w/low-speed delay feature Standard
Pwr front/rear disc brakes Standard
Grille mounted hood ornament Standard
Dual horns Standard
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Front wheel drive Standard
Electronic warning tones-inc: seat belt, ignition key, headlamps on, turn signal on, parking brake on Standard
Inside hood lock release Standard
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Rear slide-in license plate holder Standard
ETR AM/FM stereo w/compact disc, cassette, auto tone control-inc: seek-scan, digital clock, auto-reverse, music search Standard
Electronic speed control Standard
Solar-Ray solar control glass Standard
Flash-to-pass signal lever Standard
Acoustical pkg Standard
Front/rear plush carpeting Standard
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Standard
Storage-inc: glovebox/garage door opener compartment, coinholder, cupholders cassette/compact disc storage, trash receptacle Standard
HD Delco Freedom II Plus battery w/rundown protection Standard
Electric rear window defogger Standard
Cloth 55/45 split bench seat w/dual pwr seatback recliners, front storage Standard
Dual automatic comfortemp climate control air conditioner Standard
Electric remote keyless entry w/security feedback, perimeter lighting, instant alarm Standard
Clear coat paint Standard
(2) rear rail assist handles Standard
Fuel cap holder Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Retained accessory pwr Standard
Delayed entry/exit lighting w/theater dimming Standard
Front/rear shoulder/lap safety belts (outboard position) w/front shoulder belt comfort adjuster Standard
Twilight sentinel headlamp control Standard
(6) Concert sound II speakers Standard
Composite tungsten halogen headlamps Standard
Gas hood support struts Standard
Trunk convenience net Standard
Front/rear carpet savers Standard
City 19/hwy 28 (3.8L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Stainless steel dual exhaust Standard
4-wheel independent suspension w/auto level control Standard
Pwr antenna Standard
Passenger lighted visor vanity mirror Standard
(4) 16" aluminum wheels Standard
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD Standard
Tilt-wheel adjustable steering column Standard
P225/60R16 all-season SBR BSW tires Standard
Pwr door locks w/delayed locking, lockout protection, memory feature Standard
Pwr windows w/driver-side express down Standard

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