2009 Models

KBB Reviews the 2009 Saturn Outlook

From Kelley Blue Book: The 2009 Saturn Outlook is part of a family of three-row crossover vehicles that include the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse. For most families, the Outlook offers all the relevant capability of GM's three-row, truck-based SUVs, but with better ride and handling, easier entry and exit and better fuel economy.

IIHS Top Safety Picks: Saturn Vue and Outlook

IIHS Crash Test Dummy

The Saturn Outlook, Saturn Vue, and seventy other vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2009. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also have to have electronic stability control (ESC), which research shows significantly reduces crash risk.

2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid Review

From Cars.com: The five-seat Aura Hybrid features GM's Hybrid System, which consists of an electric motor/generator teamed with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This system is not as advanced as the company's two-mode hybrid system, which is offered in the Saturn Vue. The Hybrid System, however, provides fuel economy savings of up to 25% overall.

2009 Saturn Astra Test Drive: Small Car, Big Chops

2009 Saturn Astra

Jim McCraw from Popular Mechanics: It didn't start out this way, but the low-price, no-haggle Saturn division of General Motors has effectively become the American sales arm of GM's German Opel division. Saturn already sells a version of Opel's GT roadster as the Saturn Sky, and a version of the Opel Antera crossover as the Saturn Vue. The latest fruit of this collaboration is the Saturn Astra family of three-door and five-door hatchbacks.

Saturn Focused on Refining its Lineup for the 2009 Model Year

Don Hammonds from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Saturn, which arguably has the newest portfolio of vehicles on the market, is concentrating mainly on refinements and enhancements for 2009. Its lineup is one of the more attractive ones out there, with cool styling, decent fuel economy and general feel of class all across the board. Here's what you'll see when you visit your local Saturn dealer.

Sources: Saturn to Discontinue Vehicle Exchange Program in the New Year

SaturnFans.com has learned from several reliable sources that Saturn will discontinue its Vehicle Exchange Program (VEP) on December 31, 2008 in an effort to cut costs and help create a more profitable business model for the company in the future. The program will reportedly continue to be offered on new Saturn vehicles sold and delivered through the end of the month.

2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Ruby Red Limited Edition

2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Ruby Red Limited Edition

For 2009, Saturn is offering a limited edition of the Sky Red Line roadster. The special vehicle features unique 18" split-spoke wheels, ruby red exterior, and distinctive hood and deck lid stripes. In addition, the Ruby Red Limited Edition Sky has sport-inspired red stitching on seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and doors.

Delivering Joy this Holiday Season

Delivering Joy this Holiday Season

Three Saturn Outlook vehicles filled with Saturn retailer and public donated housewarming gifts are parked in front of five new houses built by the Saturn Hands on Homes program in Detroit, Michigan last week.

How Direct Injection Works

Saturn's 2009 Outlook, Sky Red Line, and upcoming Vue 2-Mode hybrid models all feature powerplants using "direct injection" (DI) technology to improve power, efficiency, and emissions. In a conventionally port fuel injected engine, air and fuel are mixed before they enter the combustion chamber. With General Motors' DI engines, fuel is sprayed directly into the cylinder where it is mixed with air.

Four-Cylinder, Six-Speed Powertrain Combination Adds Aura to the Saturn Brand

2009 Aura's 17" Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheels

Jim Robinson from the Mississauga News: General Motors is facing huge challenges from seeking financial assistance to looking at huge reductions in personnel. But what hasn't been talked about is how GM had actually been turning things around. Four years ago, the General started out on a 10-year plan and they were on target. And then the bottom fell out. GM has one of the largest selections of green and fuel-efficient vehicles in the world. From the all-electric Volt to the 2-mode hybrid trucks that are 32% more efficient in the city, GM is fielding a number of new offerings designed to change minds, and hopefully, perceptions. One of them is the 2009 Saturn Aura XR4 tested here.

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Saturn Prototype Undergoing Testing

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A Saturn prototype sedan undergoing testing at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds in 1988.