2009 Models

Review: Outlook Built on GM Lambda Architecture

2009 Saturn Outlook

G. Chambers Williams III from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Saturn Outlook offers seating for up to eight people, and GM believes that many consumers who might have considered buying a minivan in the past will choose these vehicles instead. Ours had the optional seven-passenger configuration, which includes two captain's chairs each in the first and second rows, and a three-person bench seat in the third row. Unlike most of the Outlook's competitors, there is ample room for three adults in the third row, and behind that seat there is nearly 20 cubic feet of cargo space – about the size of the trunk of a large sedan.

Stylish Saturn Aura Positively Glowing

2009 Saturn Aura XR

G. Chambers Williams III from the San Antonio Express-News: The great success of the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu maybe overshadowing another GM vehicle that's equally as good: the Saturn Aura. Built on the same architecture as the redesigned 2008 Malibu, the Aura actually arrived a year earlier, as an '07 model.

Wards: GM 3.6L Direct Injection V6 Engine Recognized on North American "Ten Best Engines" List

GM 3.6L Direct Injection V6 VVT

General Motors' 3.6L direct injection V6 VVT has been named to Ward's AutoWorld magazine's 2009 "Ten Best Engines" list for North America. The engine is within GM's growing portfolio of direct injection engines and part of GM's overall strategy to equip vehicles with advanced propulsion technologies that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

GM Announces Significant Production Cuts for Q1 2009

General Motors announced today a significant reduction of planned production for the first quarter of 2009 due to the ongoing and severe drop in industry sales, which were down 36% in November overall and 41% for GM (2007 vs. 2008). The impact of these and recently announced actions to adjust production with market demand, will result in the temporary idling of approximately 30% of GM's North American assembly plant volume during the first quarter of 2009 and will remove approximately 250,000 units from production.

Midsize Sedan Has a Certain "Aura" to It

Saturn Aura XR at the Beach

Nitish Rele, automotive columnist from the Tampa Tribune: A 2.4-liter DOHC Ecotec inline-4 cylinder engine offers 169 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 160 pounds-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. It is mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission but can be manually operated via shifter paddles on the three-spoke steering wheel.

Another Vue of Green: Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

"Amid the dire predictions for General Motors' future, here's a bright spot: the 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode hybrid," Bob Gritzinger from AutoWeek writes in a recent issue. "Saturn says that its gasoline-electric hybrid Vue, set to go on sale by March, will be the world's most fuel-efficient V6 sport-utility vehicle.

Put the Pedal to the Metal Behind the Wheel of Saturn and GM Vehicles at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Consumers attending the Tampa Bay International Auto Show Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 will have a unique opportunity to truly 'experience' the GM display by getting behind the wheel and test driving many of the General Motors' new, fuel-efficient vehicles.

Saturn Astra XM Satellite Radio Offer

Saturn Astra XM Satellite Radio Offer

If you're in the market for a new Saturn Astra, but you are disappointed that you can't equip the sleek compact hatchback with an XM satellite radio receiver, Saturn has some news for you. You can now receive "great savings" from Saturn on XM radio when you buy or lease a new Astra.

Green Car Journal Tests the 2009 Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Says it Will be Priced "Under $33,000"

Todd Kaho, from consumer magazine Green Car Journal, recently had an opportunity to drive one of the first 2009 Saturn 2-Mode Hybrid sport-utilities on the streets outside of General Motors' proving ground in Milford, Michigan. Mr. Kaho was not only impressed with the Vue's on-road performance, but with its real-world fuel economy.

Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid Named One of Five Finalists in 2009 Green Car of the Year Competition

Green Car Journal's Top 5 for 2009 – the year's best-of-the-best 'green' vehicles – have been identified by the magazine's editors. These vehicles are the five finalists competing for the Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year award: the BMW 335d, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Smart Fortwo, and Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

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Sky Preliminary Specifications

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Below are the preliminary specifications of the production version of 2007 Saturn Sky. Peruse photos of the 2007 Sky.