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Saturn Sky

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Saturn Sky
Saturn
aka
Production 2006-2009
Class Roadster
Body Style 2-door Convertible Roadster
Length 161.1 in.
Width 71.4 in.
Height 50.2 in.
Wheelbase 95.1 in.
Weight 2,993 - 3,024 lbs.
Transmission 5-speed Manual
5-speed Automatic
Engine 2.4 liter DOHC inline-4
2.0 liter DOHC Turbocharged inline-4
Power 177 hp @ 6600 RPM
166 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

260 hp @ 5300 RPM
250 lb-ft @ 2500-5200 RPM
Similar Pontiac Solstice
Mazda MX-5
BMW Z4
Honda S2000
Designer Vicki Vlachakis

The Saturn Sky is a roadster automobile which will go on sale in the first quarter of 2006 as a 2007 model. It uses the Kappa platform shared with the Pontiac Solstice. The Sky concept was shown at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, with the production version following at the 2006 show. It will be built at GM's Wilmington, Delaware plant, alongside the Solstice and the Opel GT. The Sky features 18 in (457 mm) wheels and a 2.4 L Ecotec LE5 I4 engine that produces 177 hp (132 kW). Manual and automatic transmissions are available, both with five gears.

The styling for the Sky, penned by Franz von Holzhausen, is based on the British Vauxhall VX Lightning design. It will be available in the UK as the Vauxhall VX Lightning, in some other European markets as the Opel GT, and in Korea as the Daewoo G2X. The Solstice, Sky, and GT are built in Delaware; the G2X will be produced by GMDAT in Korea. The aggressive styling has garnered praise as a welcome departure from the typical, conservative "Saturn look".

See WikiCars' comprehensive Saturn Sky Review.

Recent Changes

The Sky is all new for 2007.

Styles and Major Options

The Sky is available in two models: Sky and Red Line. Even in base form, the Sky is very well equipped.

Sky Standard Features

  • 2.4 liter DOHC inline-4
    • 16-valves
    • Variable Intake and Exhaust Valve Timing
    • 10.4:1 Compression Ratio
  • 5-speed Manual Transmission
  • 18" Painted Alloy Wheels
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Single CD Stereo with 6 Speakers
  • Glass Rear Window with Defroster
  • Power Windows, Door Locks and Mirrors
  • Remote Keyless Entry



Sky Red Line
In addition to or in place of Sky Standard Features

  • 2.0 liter DOHC Turbocharged and Intercooled inline-4
    • 16-valves
    • Direct Injection
    • Variable Intake and Exhaust Valve Timing
    • 9.2:1 Compression Ratio
  • 18" Polished Alloy Wheels
  • Unique Red Line Gauges and Grille Accent
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Stability Control

Pricing

Today's actual prices for the Saturn Sky can be found at CarsDirect.

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Sky Trims

Sky

Red Line

MSRP

$24,725

$28,425

Invoice

$23,117

$26,577

Gas Mileage

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

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Miles Per Gallon (City/Highway)

Sky Manual

Sky Automatic

Red Line Manual

Red Line Automatic

20/28

22/26

22/31

21/29

Reliability

Safety

Standard Safety Equipment

  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Dual-Stage Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • Front Safety Belts with Pretensioners and Force Limiters
  • OnStar
  • 4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
  • Side Impact Door Beams

The 2007 Aura was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at safercar.gov.

Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

4WD

4

4

4

-

5

-

Photos

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Colors

Sky exterior and interior availability and color samples.

Exterior Color

Cloth

Available Premium Trim

Cloth Top

Midnight Blue

-

Black/Tan

Black/Tan

Sunburst Yellow

-

Black

Black

Forest Green

-

Black/Tan

Black/Tan

Black Onyx

Black

Black/Red/Tan

Black/Tan

Silver Graphite

Black

Black/Red

Black

Silver Pearl

Black

Black/Red

Black

Silver Pearl

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Bluestone

Black

Black/Tan

Black/Tan

Chili Pepper Red

Black

Black/Tan

Black/Tan

Polar White

-

Black/Red/Tan

Black/Tan


Exterior Colors
Bluestone   Silver Pearl  
Silver Graphite   Chili Pepper Red  
Polar White   Midnight Blue  
Forest Green   Sunburst Yellow  
Black Onyx  


Interior Colors
Black Cloth  
Black Leather  
Tan Leather  

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

Unique Attributes

Resale Values

Criticisms

Current Generation: (2007–present)

The Sky is based on GMs Global rear-drive platform named Kappa. This platform also underpins the Pontiac Solstice and Opel GT and Vauxhall VX Lightning concept. The Sky's edgy styling mimics the VX Lightning's, with sharp creases and slab sides. The Sky and Saturn's new mid-size sedan, the Aura, move Saturn into a new, more European styling direction. In many ways, Saturn is becoming GMs Opel brand in the North American market.

The Sky shares its engines and powertrain with the Solstice, although no sheet metal stampings are interchangable. The suspension and steering tunings are unique to each car, lending the Sky a more upscale, relaxed feel. The Sky uses GM's LE5 2.4 liter inline-4 and LNF 2.0 liter Turbo-4 mated to an Aisin AR-5 manual or GM 5L40-E automatic.

Red Line

A Red Line model of the Sky was introduced on April 11, 2006 at the New York Auto Show. It uses the same 260 hp (194 kW) turbocharged Ecotec engine as the Solstice GXP, as well as the same standard 5-speed Aisin manual transmission. An automatic transmission is optional.

The Red Line will get a standard torque-sensing limitied-slip differential, standard StabiliTrak stability control, and an enhanced sport suspension over the standard Sky (currently avalible as a dealer-add on for regular Skys). Other exterior enhancements include dual exhausts, 18 in wheels, and a specific front fascia modeled for the Red Line. On the inside the Red Line will receive a special leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, special embroidery on the seats and floormats, metallic door sill covers and stainless steel pedals, special tachometer and guages, and a digital boost gauge in the Driver Information Center.

Prices start $27,895 for the Red Line model, which will arrive in Saturn dealers in the fall of 2006.

Worldwide

Design quirks and oddities

Awards

See also


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SATURN

Historic

Astra · L-Series · ION · Relay · S-Series · Aura · Sky · VUE · Outlook

Concept

Sky Concept · Curve ·


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