What's new for 1981:|
For the first time ever, the Toronado had a V6 among the engine choices, the 4.1L 252 Buick V6. It was not very popular among Toronado buyers. The 307 moved to optional status, and the previously optional 350 gas V8 was dropped. There was a new aluminum sport wheel option available, which ended up being 1981 exclusive. Inside, seats had a new ribbed stitching pattern replacing the square biscuit pattern. The full vinyl roof option was dropped, Landau vinyl roof was still offered.
|Dimensions and Capacities|
|Overall length (in.)||205.6|
|Luggage cap. (cu. ft.)||15.2|
|Fuel tank (gals.)||21(gas) / 23(diesel)|
|Shoulder room f/r||55.6/55.9|
|Displacement/Type||252ci 4bbl V6||307ci 4bbl V8||350ci diesel V8|
|Transaxle||3-speed auto.||3-speed auto.||3-speed auto.|
|Identifying an '81:|
1980 and 1981 Toronados shared the same grille design consisting of three horizontal slots running the cars width below the headlamps.