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Saturn Sky Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2007 Saturn Sky

  • Finally, a Saturn to get excited about. Though not as nimble or refined as a Mazda Miata, the 2007 Saturn Sky is nevertheless a willing canyon companion. This, in combination with its sharp styling, low price and everyday comfort, makes it a solid choice for a small roadster.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low base price, powerful Red Line model, roomy cockpit, distinctive styling, compliant highway ride.

  • Cons

    Not much trunk space, no side airbags, poor interior ergonomics and plastics quality, complicated top operation.

  • What's New for 2007

    The Saturn Sky, a two-seat roadster, is all-new for 2007.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

No problemo

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I own a Honda, Jaguar, and a Saturn. I find myself driving the Saturn Sky Redline for enjoyment. It is pure fun. Of the line it is a terror! In my life I owned to many cars to list. These include a 442, 340 Dodge swinger, Turbo Buick, etc. Now at 60 years old I can compare more easily than when I was 30years old. You will not regret a Sky Redline , if you can buy one. It has features that compare to 40-50 thousand dollar cars.I bought my Redline Sky new,the dealer added a Fugita F5 Competition Cold Air Intake System, warranted for one year. I added a Borla Exhaust. This combination only skyrockets your enjoyment. I was looking at specs for other cars but keep coming back to the Red.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Beautiful, but much to be

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Overall a great little car. Fun to drive, great handling, good power, and the car definitely turns heads! On the road it gets around 31 mpg, 24 to 26 in town driving. However, it does have some flaws. After owning for a year, it developed a very loud squeak in the front end (during cold weather) that Saturn can't find. It's noisy at high speed, and when you really get down on it the acceleration should be smoother. The dash developed a couple of different rattles after a year. The passenger side cup holder is a waste - it breaks if you use it (mine has been replaced 3 times). The window controls are not positioned well, and it has no room for any cargo at all.




Excellent car with top up

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Whenever I drive this car it always great. It loves corners like the magna traction racing cars I drove as a kid on the slot tracks, but this is the real thing that I can get into and drive and still have moeny left for gas. Yes the only minor gripe is the limited space in the trunk when the top down is down, but it is a sports car and a good looking one at that. Some people say what do you think about the manual top? and I say it is easy and quick to put it up and down, simple open the doors, move the latch, pop the trunk and shut it, done. I never have to worry about an electric roof motor braking. I have drove a lot of cars and I waited a year to get this one and it has been worth it.




It's a love/hate kind of

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I feel in love with this car when I wasn't even car shopping. I had to have it! I purchased mine about a year ago and it's been in the shop 8 times already! The check engine light and battery light are always on and the dealership can't seem to fix it and he convertible top and weather stripping have been replaced twice! It is indeed a head turner but it's also become my worst nightmare!




You must be an owner

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Often those who these cars have very little knowledge of what they are really like. Ask someone who owns one what they think. The top is not an issue if you can spare 15 seconds. Trunk space is limited, but hello it;s a sports car! The performance and gas mileage is much better than listed. If cup holders, trunk space and an automatic top are what your looking for, go someplace else. This is a sports car people!




Head turner

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Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Bought this roadster for my wife's 25th wedding annivesary and simply blew her away. We both love the ride and looks of this beautiful ride. For the money, why buy any other 2 seater. It doesn't matter about the storage! It's a sports car. Beautiful lines, wheels, chrome in the right places make this a standout. Much more attractive than the Solstice. Have I mentioned the power this sleeper produces? Quick, very quick. Makes you laugh when the turbo kicks in. Better be ready when you get on it. I drove from Roswell, Ga. to Burlington, NC on 9.5 gallons. That 33 MPG at 75 to 80 MPH with the air on. What other sports car can make that claim. Saturn has hit the grand slam with this one!



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Full 2007 Saturn Sky Review

What's New for 2007

The Saturn Sky, a two-seat roadster, is all-new for 2007.

Introduction

Hello, sunshine. The new 2007 Saturn Sky brings some welcome warmth and activity to the Saturn brand. This is the division's first convertible, and its impact on the otherwise dowdy Saturn lineup could be equated to having Maria Sharapova show up at a pick-up tennis match full of middle-aged and badly dressed men. Fun to drive and relatively easy on the wallet, the Sky's attractive shape will certainly turn a lot of bystanders' heads. For the starting price of approximately $23,000, the Sky provides a lot of value for the money.

Like its corporate cousin, the Pontiac Solstice, the Saturn Sky is a two-seat, rear-drive roadster with a manually operated convertible top. The two cars are built on the same chassis, which draws inspiration from the Chevrolet Corvette in that they utilize hydroformed longitudinal rails and are quite stiff. The Sky and Solstice also have very similar dimensions and curb weights and use the same powertrain. The Sky receives differentiation through its altered interior and exterior styling and some minor differences in equipment levels and suspension tuning.

Like the Solstice, the Sky can be a fun roadster to drive. Even the base model, with its big 18-inch wheels and tires, provides a high level of grip. The 2.4-liter engine, while not exactly a model of refinement, provides enough gusto to keep one's attention from waning. The turbocharged Saturn Sky Red Line, with its 260-horsepower engine and stiffer suspension tuning, is a major performance bargain; Saturn says it can do zero to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.

The main downside to the 2007 Saturn Sky is a lack of refinement that permeates just about every aspect of the car. While the Sky is entertaining up to a certain point, more demanding drivers will be frustrated by its slow throttle response, numb steering and bland exhaust note. In addition, the trunk is more of a "trunkette," and the interior lacks storage space and proper ergonomics.

Choosing between the Sky and Solstice will come down mainly to your preference in styling, and availability at the dealership. Alternatively, one can check out the Mazda Miata, which was fully redesigned for the 2006 model year. The Miata is a little more expensive, but it boasts a higher level of quality and a more interactive driving experience. Overall, however, the Sky is certainly the most exciting product to come out since Saturn's inception and will no doubt please dedicated Saturn fans and others seeking a great-looking roadster with a relatively low price tag.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Saturn Sky is a small two-seat convertible. There are two trim levels available: base and Red Line. Standard equipment highlights include 18-inch wheels, a manual cloth top with a glass rear window, automatic headlights, keyless entry, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, air-conditioning and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player. One can upgrade the audio system to a more powerful seven-speaker system that also has an MP3-compatible in-dash CD changer and the option for satellite radio. An optional Premium Trim package adds leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, and a bit of flashy metallic trim for the sill plates and pedals. The Saturn Sky Red Line is similarly equipped but also has a special interior and exterior styling details, a sport-tuned suspension, performance tires and a standard limited-slip rear differential.

Powertrains and Performance

Base Saturn Sky models come with a 2.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that develops 177 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. The Sky Red Line has a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with direct injection. It's capable of 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both cars send their power to the rear wheels through a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes are standard equipment. So is OnStar, GM's telematics system. Side airbags aren't offered, but stability control is standard on the Red Line trim.

Interior Design and Special Features

Though dainty roadsters aren't typically known for having roomy cabins, the 2007 Saturn Sky is better than most in terms of offering enough room for large occupants to stretch out. A wraparound dash and high door sills surround the driver like the cockpit of a fighter jet, and bolstered seats are comfortable and supportive. The transmission tunnel is unusually wide, though, which can put the squeeze on larger drivers, while eliminating any possibility of center storage space. The Sky's retractable top is also a bit fussy; lowering it requires the driver to turn a latch on the windshield, pop the rear deck lid with a button in the glovebox, then get out of the car and manually fold the top down into its well before slamming the rear deck closed. It's not difficult, but it is tedious compared to the MX-5's one-handed operation. We're also not fans of the Sky's trunk, which provides just 5.4 cubic feet of space with the top up.

Driving Impressions

When thrown into a corner, the Sky tends toward safe understeer unless provoked with the throttle. Most drivers will find the car's substantial lateral grip and quick steering enjoyable enough to make the Sky a fun and engaging canyon companion. Ride quality is quite acceptable for normal day-to-day use, and the Sky is a better highway cruiser than the Miata. The base 2.4-liter Ecotec engine, which is pretty much the same engine found in a multitude of GM economy-oriented products, is merely adequate in terms of acceleration and refinement. Thankfully, the Sky Red Line is a more serious performance companion thanks to its more powerful engine and stiffer suspension tuning. It's impressively quick in a straight line, but numb steering and an imprecise throttle prevent the driver from obtaining a true connection to the car when driving hard on curvy roads.

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Talk About The 2007 Sky

2007 Saturn Sky Discussions See all Started By

lynann
lynann
02-17-2013
i need recall list on 2007 saturn sky redline...


autoboy16
autoboy16
08-12-2006
The best way to look at the g6 and aura is like comparing the Sky and Solstice. Sure the solstice is cheaper (and feels the part too) and from a MSRP standpoint is a better deal. IMO the SKY is the be...


nscrbug
nscrbug
04-28-2006
FYI...the Saturn Sky is a 2007 model...there is no such thing as a 2006 Sky. It is true that they have sold out of their allotment of SKYs for production this year...however, that does not mean you w...



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