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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada

$549 — $5,421 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
17 MPG
(Combined)
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
A redesigned Bravada SUV with more room and a new inline-six-cylinder engine is due early next spring as a 2002 model, so the current model is a carryover until then. The major change for 2001 is that the OnStar communication system is a new factory-installed option instead of a dealer-installed feature.

Bravada is built from the same design as the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy, which also will be redesigned for 2002. Oldsmobile’s model will go on sale first. Bravada is positioned as an upscale SUV with more standard features and fewer options than its siblings.



Exterior
The similar Chevy Blazer and GMC Jimmy come in two- and four-door styling, but the Bravada comes only as a four-door. At the rear is a liftgate with a rear window that opens separately.



Interior
Bravada holds five people with two front buckets and a three-place rear bench that folds to create 74 cubic feet of cargo space. A rubberized cargo tray that fits into the rear of the cargo area is a new option. It has several partitions to prevent cargo from sliding around.



Under the Hood
Bravada uses the same 190-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission as its cousins at Chevy and GMC, but Oldsmobile does not offer choices in drive systems. Bravada comes with SmartTrack, an all-wheel-drive system that engages automatically as needed for traction.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide
Vehicle Overview
A redesigned Bravada SUV with more room and a new inline-six-cylinder engine is due early next spring as a 2002 model, so the current model is a carryover until then. The major change for 2001 is that the OnStar communication system is a new factory-installed option instead of a dealer-installed feature.

Bravada is built from the same design as the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy, which also will be redesigned for 2002. Oldsmobile’s model will go on sale first. Bravada is positioned as an upscale SUV with more standard features and fewer options than its siblings.



Exterior
The similar Chevy Blazer and GMC Jimmy come in two- and four-door styling, but the Bravada comes only as a four-door. At the rear is a liftgate with a rear window that opens separately.



Interior
Bravada holds five people with two front buckets and a three-place rear bench that folds to create 74 cubic feet of cargo space. A rubberized cargo tray that fits into the rear of the cargo area is a new option. It has several partitions to prevent cargo from sliding around.



Under the Hood
Bravada uses the same 190-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission as its cousins at Chevy and GMC, but Oldsmobile does not offer choices in drive systems. Bravada comes with SmartTrack, an all-wheel-drive system that engages automatically as needed for traction.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.0
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Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(3.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(3.7)
(5.0)

used to own

by mrjp64 from rochester,NY on September 11, 2017

i use to own a bravada it was a very nice suv it had a lot of room and having 3 boys I needed it but the boys are grown now I have a mustang gt let the fun begin Read full review

(2.0)

RUN...before it's too late!!

by H3ATH3R.J from heath, ohio on November 18, 2012

I bought a 2001 Bravada, it was used so i got the car fax. The report came back clean: One owner, no accidents, 77,000, etc. This truck looked immaculate inside and out and drove like a dream when i ... Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Bravada received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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