2005 Saturn Relay Review

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth ride and handling, lots of nifty interior storage spaces, innovative multimedia storage system, available all-wheel drive.
  • Engine power and refinement not up to class leaders, no side curtain airbags.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though the Relay features a slick interior and distinctive styling, it doesn't have the on-road finesse of its minivan competitors.

2005 Highlights

The Relay is an all-new "crossover sport van." Think of it as a minivan with an SUV-like front end.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Saturn Relay.

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unhappy owner
saturn owner,12/03/2010
We have 2 powered doors and have had nothing but problems with them. They have opened while driving 75mph down the highway and GM is refusing to fix them even though we have a 16 page detailed service report of these on going problems. Put the doors aside and the other issues we have had with this very expensive vehicle and it is a great ride. It is a very comfortable and smooth ride. But I will never buy another GM vehicle again, we were sold a lemon of a vehicle and GM just tells us too bad. Hopefully not everyone is having the same problems we are. But I would not recommend buying this vehicle to anyone. The dvd screen is way too small for the kids to see it good from in back.
2005 Saturn Relay 3, 250k miles, never been towed!
CEW CO,10/10/2015
3 AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Original owner, 250k miles Still runs great and looks great! Love this van! Never been to shop.for repairs except brakes and tires. I wish I could buy more Saturns! I owned other new Saturns Vue 2001, Vue 2006 and Ion Redline 2004 and Ion 2006. They made a great product, that still look good on the road today. All my Saturn's were great cars but the Relay 3 is my favorite little luxury liner. Everything is working order, the Chevy dealer could not believe the mileage on her at last oil change, a/c charge up, full detail looked brand new. I hope she runs forever!
Great Minivan
Great Minivan. Almost no problems. Fun to drive, easy to drive. Have problems occasionally with the power sliding doors, and the rear windshield wiper also stopped working. Makes a "Groaning" sound when making sharp or tight turns.
It's Been Good to Me
This car has been reliable and comfortable. I have nearly 82,000 miles on this car and other than replacing the rear wiper motor (after warranty), the car has only needed normal wear and tear service.

Features & Specs

16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    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
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2005 Saturn Relay Overview

The Used 2005 Saturn Relay is offered in the following submodels: Relay Minivan. Available styles include 3 Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), 2 Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and 3 AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Saturn Relay?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Saturn Relay trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Saturn Relay 3 is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 160100 and160100 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Saturn Relay?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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