The Cimarron was refined for 1988 by the addition of a speed-density fuel control system, cross-groove drive axles with the standard five-speed transmission, and larger standard all-season and optional high-performance tires. Additional changes for 1988 included
a new variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
new standard body-color lower grooved molding
improved corrosion protection
three new exterior and interior colors.
Another 1987 option made standard for 1988 in addition to the 14 in. alloy wheels and lower body side molding was a heavy-duty battery. Use of the 14 in. alloy wheels in place of the 13 in. wheels of 1987 also resulted in a retuning of the rear shock absorber valving.
For 1988 the Cimarron’s MFI V-6 was equipped with a speed-density fuel control system. A new V-5 variable displacement air conditioning compressor was also adopted. The use of double-side galvanized steel was expanded to include the doors in 1988.
Overhead valve V-6, cast iron block
Displacement: 173 cu. in. (2.8 liters)
Bore & stroke: 3.50 in. x 2.99 in.
Compression ratio: 8.9:1
Brake horsepower: 125 @ 4500 rpm
Torque: 160 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm
Hydraulic valve lifters, pushrods
Multi-port fuel injection
Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
Overall length: 177.8 in.
Height: 52.1 in.
Width: 65.0 in.
Front Tread: 55.4 in.
Rear Tread: 5.2 in.
Standard Tires: P195/70R14
Transmission: Muncie-Getrag five-speed manual
Steering: power-assisted rack and pinion
Front Suspension: Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Fully independent with coil springs, automatic level control
Brakes: Power front disc and rear drum with Taves anti-lock system
Body Construction: Integral body-frame.
Fuel Tank: 13.6 gal.
Engine block heater
Garage door opener
Vista Vent sunroof
leather and cashmere cloth seating area
six-way power seat
visor vanity mirrors
Delco-GM Bose symphony sound system
Delco AM stereo/FM stereo electronically tuned receiver with cassette player