2007 Models

Flashback Friday: 2003-07 Saturn Ion

2007 Ion Red Line

From the Windsor Star: The Ion replaced the four-door SL and two-door SC coupe models as the cornerstone of the Saturn small-car lineup. Both the Ion sedan and Quad Coupe, so called because it came with small, clamshell-style rear openings, used plastic body panels to fend off dings and dents.

Owner Story: Economic Driving Tips

I should start this writeup by saying that this report is mostly relevant to drivers of the 3.6L V6 Saturn Aura XR with the 6-speed automatic transmission.  I have been having a great couple of weeks, folks. I reset the average miles per gallon (MPG) calculator on my DashHawk at the beginning of July and looked down today to discover an average all city fuel economy of 28.9 MPG.

Road Test Rewind: The Sky's the Limit

Two years ago About.com's Jason Fogelson reviewed the Saturn Sky roadster in disbelief. "The coolest new droptop roadster to come out of Detroit in years is... a Saturn?" he asked rhetorically. "Yes, the 2007 Saturn Sky really can be found on the friendly, no-haggle showrooms of your local Saturn dealer."

Road Test Rewind: Aura XR Gives Hope to Saturn

Aaron Gold from About.com drove the 2007 Saturn Aura XR back in loved the car's V6 "good road manners" and "stellar" powertrain. He yearned for a four-cylinder option, which was added a year later for the 2008 model year. He also didn't care for his test car's dark interior or some of the chrome trim. But that didn't sour his experience with the car.

Certain 2007-08 Outlooks Impacted by Second Recall

This has been a roller coaster week of sorts for the Saturn Outlook.  First, the crossover utility was called a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  But now we have news that the Outlook will be part of a second recall campaign by General Motors.

Some 2007-08 Saturn Outlooks Recalled for Faulty Windshield Wiper Linkages

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that General Motors will be recalling 88,809 model year '08 Buick Enclave and model year 2007-08 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook vehicles to fix their windshield wipers.

Flashback Friday: The Last Saturn Ion

Flashback Friday: The Last Saturn Ion

You don't have to think too far back to remember when the subject of this week's "Flashback Friday" was built. While the anniversary of the first Saturn to roll off the assembly line in Spring Hill, Tennessee is next week, I thought that this week it would be fitting to feature the last Saturn ever built at that plant.

IIHS Awards Saturn Aura Top Rating in Front Offset and Side-Impact Crash Test

IIHS Aura Side-Impact Crash Test

Occupant protection in side impacts of midsize cars is improving as automakers introduce safer designs and add side airbags as standard equipment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently completed front, side, and rear tests of seven 2008 model midsize cars, both moderately priced and luxury: Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima, and Saturn Aura. All earn the highest rating of good for occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Video: Study Shows Mid-Sized Cars Getting Safer

From WRAL TV: Mid-sized cars are getting safer, in part due to side airbag protection, according to a new study released Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested seven mid-sized cars, both moderately price and luxury. The cars tested were the Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima and Saturn Aura.

Analysis Shows Saturn Stores are Better at Selling Crossovers than GMC

Retail sales at Saturn were up a solid 12% in 2007, thanks to new models like the full-size Outlook. But critics have charged that its sales should have been even higher. The Outlook's sales results for last year are often referenced to make their point.

Random Article from the SaturnFans.com Archives

Lajdziak Offers Glimpse at Future, Saturn Will Offer Seven Vehicles by End of '07

Saturn General Manager, Jill Lajdziak, was in New York last week to give a presentation to automotive reporters at the International Motor Press Association. She talked about the state of Saturn and answered questions afterwards about the brand. MediaPost was at the luncheon event and reported some interesting tidbits of information from the meeting.