2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Base trim shown.

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Silhouette is a twin of the Chevrolet Venture and Pontiac Montana, three front-wheel-drive minivans that differ only in styling details and market position. Olds assumes an upscale stance, while Chevrolet is the value leader and Pontiac promotes a sporty image.

Oldsmobile was the first to offer a video entertainment system as a factory-installed option, a feature that arrived during 1998 with an overhead screen that is viewable from the middle and rear seats. The same system is available now on the Venture and Montana, and some rivals offer similar systems in their minivans.

Exterior
Oldsmobile has dropped the regular-size Silhouette (112-inch wheelbase, 187-inch overall length), leaving only the extended model, which is 201 inches long on a 120-inch wheelbase — about the same size as a Dodge Grand Caravan.

All models come with dual sliding side doors. A power-operated slider on the passenger side is standard on GLS and Premiere models and optional on the GL. The driver-side sliding door is manually operated.

Interior
All models come with seats for seven, with a pair of buckets up front. On the GL, a two-place 40/60 split bench occupies the middle row and a three-place 50/50 split bench is in the rear. GLS and Premiere models have standard leather upholstery, power front seats and a pair of captain’s chairs in the middle row.

An overhead liquid-crystal display color monitor in the Silhouette's Premiere model can be viewed by second- and third-row pa...
Vehicle Overview
Silhouette is a twin of the Chevrolet Venture and Pontiac Montana, three front-wheel-drive minivans that differ only in styling details and market position. Olds assumes an upscale stance, while Chevrolet is the value leader and Pontiac promotes a sporty image.

Oldsmobile was the first to offer a video entertainment system as a factory-installed option, a feature that arrived during 1998 with an overhead screen that is viewable from the middle and rear seats. The same system is available now on the Venture and Montana, and some rivals offer similar systems in their minivans.

Exterior
Oldsmobile has dropped the regular-size Silhouette (112-inch wheelbase, 187-inch overall length), leaving only the extended model, which is 201 inches long on a 120-inch wheelbase — about the same size as a Dodge Grand Caravan.

All models come with dual sliding side doors. A power-operated slider on the passenger side is standard on GLS and Premiere models and optional on the GL. The driver-side sliding door is manually operated.

Interior
All models come with seats for seven, with a pair of buckets up front. On the GL, a two-place 40/60 split bench occupies the middle row and a three-place 50/50 split bench is in the rear. GLS and Premiere models have standard leather upholstery, power front seats and a pair of captain’s chairs in the middle row.

An overhead liquid-crystal display color monitor in the Silhouette's Premiere model can be viewed by second- and third-row passengers and flips up when not in use.



With all seats in place, Silhouette has 24 cubic feet of cargo space at the rear. Removing the rear seat expands cargo volume to 55 cubic feet, and removing the middle row of seats creates a maximum of 156 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
The only powertrain available in the front-drive Silhouette is a 3.4-liter V-6 with 185 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
Standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats and antilock brakes that operate on all four wheels. Traction control is standard on the GLS and Premiere, and is optional on the GL.

 
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Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
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(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

solid, safe family van for all seasons

by Steve C from Palatine,IL on August 5, 2017

This van took our kids to school, sports/team away-games, plus scouting weekends. Then this van allowed us to transport each kids (& all their stuff) to college & back. This car was a work-horse for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Van

by G-Ma from Texas on April 27, 2011

I am a GrandMother, I purchased this Mini Van used as a way to transport my grand children. I already owned a newer model Chrysler Voyger. Over the years I must say the Silhouette has become my ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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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 Silhouette 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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