Research 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Series I - 1SB 4dr Sedan Series I - 1SB


Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 1.27
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.85 x 1.77
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Brake Type Power

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.78


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 124


Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6
Liftover Height (in) 29.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 205.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Passenger Capacity 6


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0


Vehicle Name Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.669
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18


Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15
Front Tire Size P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification Large Car

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3593


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4