1991 Saturn S-Series Review | Edmunds.com

1991 Saturn S-Series

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Saturn S-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 85 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1991

    General Motors launches a new division called Saturn, billed as "a different kind of car company." Intended to attract import economy car buyers, Saturn is the first automaker to use no-haggle pricing at its dealerships. The first cars to take the Saturn name will be the S-Series economy sedan and coupe. Sedans will be sold in SL, SL1, SL2 versions, while the coupe will be offered in a single SC trim level. The SL and SL1 are powered by a weak 85-horsepower four-cylinder and have black bumpers. The SL2 and SC do much better, as they get a twin-cam version of that engine good for 124 hp and have body-color bumpers. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models; a four-speed automatic and ABS are optional. All S-Series cars have polymer door and quarter panels, sparing them from dents and rust.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Quick little munchkin alot of

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SC 2dr Coupe

I have had every car from Hondas to Corvettes and The Saturn SC-2 is jammed packed with alot of performance for a 1.9 ltr. I have taken this car to the limit from straight on runs and throught the twisties and this car performs like a champ! It will take out most V6 camaros and V6 Mustangs of the same era like there standing still in a drag race, and from about 70 to 100 mph it will leave another newer tech car in its class in the dust. With a little tweeking such as a decent performance muffler and a simple added Performance chip, a K&N cold air intake or any other, it really gives this car some serious power for a car in its class. + 90 degree angle corners without a squeel from the tires




Good for a cheap little

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

I have really enjoyed my little Saturn. I bought it with 200,000 miles on it and 5,000 miles later, it still runs strong. I used to have a 1992 Pontiac Sunbird, and this is tons better then the Pontiac was. It was definitely worth the $650 that I payed for it.




Not like your saturn

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SC 2dr Coupe

O.K., so this Saturn isn't exactly like yours - with a threaded adjustable coil- over suspension, beefed up shocks/struts/sway bars/cross- braces/bushings/etc., racing seats, 5- pt harnesses, header, exhaust, and on and on. However, it just demonstrates that Saturn started out making a very solid little car with a lot of torque and a stiff suspension. 15 years later, it's still a dynamic little race car. It won the 2000 Solo Nationals in E Stock, and it's in development now in Street Touring. It's no Honda Civic, but no Honda Civic ever had 121lbft of torque at 4800 RPM.




Quick, exciting ride

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

I bought my Saturn 9 months ago and i have lots of great things to say about it. First off, excellent fuel economy helps the driver on a budget. Second, in spite of it's 4-cyc engine it is quite quick. i have about 25,000 miles on it already and have had to change nothing mechanically (besides what i messed up myself tryin to upgrade). Great car to drive and own.




Great transport

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

I bought this car in the fall of 2002 strictly for transport back and forth to work 50 miles each way. seeming the gas in my new zr2 was casting a mint just to get to work. i was a little nervous buying a car with 173k, but i checked the car out and it runs outstanding!! No knock pings nothing. i have put more tha 10k on this car in the last 6 months and have nothing but great things to say about this little car.




Great for the money

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Vehicle: 1991 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

I bought my first new car, a 1991 Saturn base SL with A/C and a tape player for $9,300. I bought a warranty. What a waste-I never once used it. Over the life of the car I had replaced 2 windshields, water pump, alternator, radiator and A/C Condenser, and the master brake cylinder. Over 185,000 happy miles and a lot of Chicago driving with lots of road salt - no doubt contributing to the premature wear of the radiator and A/C condenser. I never leaked any oil nor did it ever need a clutch replaced! I'm sure it's out there somewhere still running strong.....



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Full 1991 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 1991

General Motors launches a new division called Saturn, billed as "a different kind of car company." Intended to attract import economy car buyers, Saturn is the first automaker to use no-haggle pricing at its dealerships. The first cars to take the Saturn name will be the S-Series economy sedan and coupe. Sedans will be sold in SL, SL1, SL2 versions, while the coupe will be offered in a single SC trim level. The SL and SL1 are powered by a weak 85-horsepower four-cylinder and have black bumpers. The SL2 and SC do much better, as they get a twin-cam version of that engine good for 124 hp and have body-color bumpers. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models; a four-speed automatic and ABS are optional. All S-Series cars have polymer door and quarter panels, sparing them from dents and rust.

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Talk About The 1991 S-Series

1991 Saturn S-Series Discussions See all Started By

ziphnab
ziphnab
08-22-2006
I have a Saturn 1991-1992 4 Cyl. twin cam 16 valve 1.9 liter. Having a problem starting the engine. Acts like it is flooding out and you have to feather the throttle when trying to pull out in order ?...


lngtonge18
lngtonge18
01-04-2003
Now, wait a minute! You can't claim the late-80's S-series platform was not designed to withstand the offset-impact and than praise it for its NHTSA 5 star rating. If the S-series had been designed ...



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