The 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue is based on the Buick Regal and Century, and the Pontiac Grand Prix. In spite of this, it's quite different from these models as it's situated on a 109-inch wheelbase. In fact, it's quite a muscular looking car and having 16-inch wheels fitted as standard helps reinforce this appearance. Standard features include power mirrors, although the more luxurious models come with upgraded mirrors. The GL comes with fog lamps, as does the GLS. Its styling is quite understated in line with other Oldsmobile cars, but it is a relatively attractive car and is well worth consideration.
The 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue has a roomy interior, which is much more spacious than many of its competitors. The rear seat is particularly noticeable for having plenty of legroom and headroom for taller passengers to be seated comfortably and there is sufficient space for three people to travel in the backseat, but the center seat does have less legroom than the window seats. The rear seats are split-folding, and the trunk has 17.3 cubic feet of space, which is increased considerably if the back seats are folded down. The dashboard is well designed and easy to read, and standard equipment for the base GX includes an adjustable steering wheel, a CD player, cruise control, power locks, air-conditioning, and power windows. The next model up brings a six-way power driver's seat and better speakers for the sound system as well as remote keyless entry. Choosing the top of the range GLS brings dual-zone air-conditioning, as well as leather heated seats, and the interior is finished with a fake wood trim. In addition the GLS comes with a sunroof, a universal barrage-door opener, and the driver’s seat has a power lumbar adjustment. Choosing the Sun & Sound package on the GL brings a sunroof and a Bose sound system.
The 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is based on the Aurora V-8 engine, which produces 215 horsepower. This gives it considerable acceleration, and it's a smooth and comfortable car to drive. It's easily good enough to compete against other V-6 models from Japan. Its steering is very sensitive and responsive, as is the braking. It is quite a large car to drive, but somehow doesn’t feel like it thanks to good visibility and handling, and it gives quite a refined ride, especially in comparison with other domestic models in its class. Considering the size of its engine and the size of the car, it gives reasonable fuel economy, and unlike some in this class, doesn't need premium fuel.
The 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue introduces two new colors as well as a standard CD player. Other additions include child-seat anchors, and GLS models come with a Home Link system, a sunroof, and two-tone leather interiors for their last year of production.