Saturn cars, minivans, and SUVs share the common heritage of success through community involvement and personal relations. Saturn owners are treated as family and afforded an exceptional level of attention to their needs. While this has nurtured customer loyalty, the quality of the Saturn line of vehicles speaks for itself.
Judging from the response to the latest Saturn Vue SUV, this compact SUV is gaining recognition in the segment it practically started. What appeals to people about the Vue is its ability to serve multiple purposes equally well. Great as an outdoor adventure vehicle and a daily commute car, the new Saturn Vue has road manners and toughness only hoped for by other crossovers. Equipped with the optional 248hp V6 engine, acceleration is breathtaking, especially when coupled with its much-lauded 4WD.
More oriented toward families, the new Saturn Relay is a minivan in SUV's clothing. Looking more muscular and angular than the run-of-the-mill minivan, the Relay is very much a minivan in its details. Look for the obligatory sliding door, and ample passenger seating as clues that this is no rock-hopping Bronco. The Relay is suited for highway travel with adequate power and satisfactory road handling.
At the other end of the spectrum is the new Saturn Sky, a true sports car with all the trimmings. Look for four wheel independent suspension over a marvelously low-slung body. A lusty 2.4 liter engine sends power to the rear wheels for a true sports car feel. The Saturn Sky serves very well as the bookend at the other end of a fine inventory of Saturn cars, minivans, and SUVs.
2009 Saturn Astra
The 2009 Saturn Astra is a carryover compact hatchback from the prior model year and maintains the same contemporary exterior design and impressive fuel economy. With a reasonable intro asking price, the Astra is a good pick for those on a budget. And, with three trims available, the Saturn Astra can be customized to fit each driver's needs. Though the drivetrain is humble, this 2009 Saturn beats most of the competition in terms of appropriate power. Some buyers could opt for a hybrid model that will certainly boast higher fuel efficiency than the Astra, but those that want a gas-powered model with little impact on the environment will find that this station hatchback is a solid pick.
Under the hood, the 2009 Saturn Astra gets a standard 138 horsepower 1.8L I4 paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Buyers can opt for a four-speed automatic if desired as well. 125-lbs per foot of torque gives the Astra enough power to get from Point A to Point B, but some of the comparables have it beat. However, with 24 city MPG and 32 highway MPG this five-passenger model has one of the highest non-hybrid fuel estimates. more
2009 Saturn Outlook
In spite of being the same basic luxury SUV as several other General Motors vehicles, the 2009 Saturn Outlook is a truly sharp looking vehicle. Those other vehicles, by the way, are Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.
2009 Saturn VUE
The 2009 Saturn VUE is a carryover model from the prior year. This four-door crossover has innumerable options, ranging from the choice of six different trim levels to three varying engine selections.
2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid
The 2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid is a carryover from the prior model year that features a hybrid motor generator, impressive fuel efficiency, and a sleek, elegant exterior.
2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
The 2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid breaks ground with its impressive fuel economy, contemporary styling, and affordable price. The VUE Hybrid is a carryover from the prior model year.