Used 2007 Saturn Relay

2007 Saturn Relay
List Price Estimate
$2,263 - $3,181

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth ride, plenty of cabin storage, innovative multimedia storage system.
  • Large turning radius, no airbag coverage for third row, unimpressive IIHS side-impact crash test score.
Saturn Relay years
2007
Saturn Relay for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Though the 2007 Saturn Relay features a slick interior and distinctive styling, it doesn't have the on-road finesse, in-cabin conveniences or top-notch safety ratings of its minivan competitors.

Vehicle overview

One of GM's minivans that attempts to look more like a rugged SUV than a bland family shuttle, the 2007 Saturn Relay shares the ups and downs of its brethren. Marketed as a crossover sport van, the Relay has a longish nose, aggressive front fascia and a roof rack to give the impression of an SUV, while the basic body architecture remains that of a minivan, meaning a space-efficient box. To our eyes, it still looks more like a minivan with a big snout, but there's no arguing that it has a more distinct style than the average snub-nosed people mover.

More upscale than the typical Saturn, the Relay has a number of attractive family-friendly features, such as a split-fold third-row seat and a 40-gigabyte "PhatNoise" digital media system that allows owners to store and play thousands of MP3s and/or several dozen movies. Notably missing on the spec sheet, however, are three-row side curtain airbags and a rear backup camera. Saturn did decide to make stability control standard equipment this year, however. It has also dropped the smaller V6 engine and made last year's optional 3.9-liter, 240-horsepower V6 standard across the board, meaning that the Relay now packs as much standard horsepower as segment leaders such as the Honda Odyssey and Nissan Quest.

We give Saturn credit for making improvements to its minivan, but the reality is that it still doesn't match the top dogs when it comes to overall driving dynamics, luxury and safety features. True, the 2007 Saturn Relay is a decent choice for family transportation, and if price is an issue (as it typically is in this class), one could probably get the minivan for at least a few thousand dollars less than the comparably equipped class leaders. More demanding buyers who don't mind spending the extra bucks, however, will likely be happier with the aforementioned rivals or the Hyundai Entourage/Kia Sedona twins.

Saturn Relay models

The 2007 Saturn Relay minivan comes in three trim levels, named simply 1, 2 and 3. The Relay 1 has air-conditioning, full power accessories, an eight-speaker sound system with an MP3-capable CD player and the OnStar communications system. Upgrading to the Relay 2 adds cruise control, keyless entry, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, deep-tinted side and rear glass, an interchangeable overhead console (that allows one to arrange storage compartments as needed), heated mirrors and a rear wiper. The top-of-the-line Relay 3 adds dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, rear air-conditioning, a power driver seat, alloy wheels, a 115-volt AC outlet, power rear vent windows, power-sliding passenger side door, second-row captain's chairs, alloy wheels and upgraded storage.

Major options include the PhatNoise 40GB digital media system, a remote vehicle startup system, dual power-sliding side doors, rear park assist, satellite radio, a navigation system, leather seating and a sport-tuned suspension. Depending on the trim level, most of these options are available either à la carte or bundled with other features as part of various packages.

2007 Highlights

For 2007, the 3.9-liter 240-horsepower V6 is now standard in every Saturn Relay, as is stability control. The all-wheel-drive version has been discontinued. A more basic version called the Relay 1 debuts, forgoing luxuries such as a rear DVD entertainment system, cruise control and keyless entry for a lower price tag.

Performance & mpg

All Saturn Relays are front-wheel drive, as the all-wheel-drive version has been dropped, and all come with a 3.9-liter V6 with 240 hp and 240 pound-feet of torque matched to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control and traction control are all standard. Side-impact airbags for first- and second-row occupants are optional, but there's no protection for passengers seated in the third row. In NHTSA frontal crash testing, the 2007 Saturn Relay scored five stars (the highest possible rating) for the driver and front passenger. In side-impact tests, the Relay earned four stars for protection of front occupants and five stars for the rear occupants. During IIHS crash testing, the Relay scored a rating of "Good" (the highest of four) in frontal-offset testing. In that agency's side-impact test, however, the van received a "Marginal" (the second lowest of four) rating even with the side airbag option and a "Poor" (the lowest) when tested without them. (Most of the newer minivans on the market are rated "Good" in the IIHS side-impact test.)

Driving

The stout V6 offers brisk performance around town and when merging and passing on freeways. The Relay's suspension is on the soft side, yielding a plush ride and average handling for this class. Upgrading to the optional sport suspension does provide tighter handling, though maneuverability in tight spaces is still compromised by the van's large turning radius. Braking capability is average for the class.

Interior

The Saturn Relay seats seven, and the fold-flat third-row seat offers a 50/50 split. A pleasing two-tone color scheme with faux wood accents dramatically brightens the cabin and lends an upscale ambience. Folding center trays (with cupholders) between the first- and second-row seats are available. An overhead rail system provides rear-seat access to climate and entertainment functions, and can be outfitted with various storage containers. Springing for the PhatNoise digital media system saves you the hassle of juggling DVDs on road trips, while an optional remote vehicle start system makes it easy to warm up the van on cold mornings.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Saturn Relay.

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1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 1 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars, Saturn Relay
pdg,

This is by far the roomiest and best handling minivan I have owned. I've owned a Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest in the past. The price was much less than that of other makes but had more options and standard features. I would definitely recommend this minivan.

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Features & Specs

1 4dr Minivan features & specs
1 4dr Minivan
3.9L 6cyl 4A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6000 rpm

2 4dr Minivan features & specs
2 4dr Minivan
3.9L 6cyl 4A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6000 rpm

3 4dr Minivan features & specs
3 4dr Minivan
3.9L 6cyl 4A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6000 rpm

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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover3 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Acceptable
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Poor
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

FAQ

Is the Saturn Relay a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2007 Relay both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Saturn Relay fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Relay gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Relay has 26.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Saturn Relay. Learn more

Is the Saturn Relay reliable?

To determine whether the Saturn Relay is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Relay. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Relay's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2007 Saturn Relay a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2007 Saturn Relay is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2007 Relay is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2007 Saturn Relay?

The least-expensive 2007 Saturn Relay is the 2007 Saturn Relay 1 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,570.

Other versions include:

  • 1 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $21,570
  • 2 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,775
  • 3 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $27,860
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What are the different models of Saturn Relay?

If you're interested in the Saturn Relay, the next question is, which Relay model is right for you? Relay variants include 1 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), 2 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), and 3 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Relay models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2007 Saturn Relay

Used 2007 Saturn Relay Overview

The Used 2007 Saturn Relay is offered in the following submodels: Relay Minivan. Available styles include 1 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), 2 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), and 3 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2007 Saturn Relay?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2007 Saturn Relay and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2007 Relay 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2007 Relay.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2007 Saturn Relay and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2007 Relay featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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Should I lease or buy a 2007 Saturn Relay?

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