Even though it has been taken out of production, and there are no longer any new Saturn Sky models, it brought some welcome warmth and interest in its time within GM family.
The 2-passeneger rear-wheel drive edition with a manually operated open roof top rode on a platform shared with Pontiac’s Solstice.
It offered a decent amount of bang for the buck, and had sharp styling, high-performing Red Line edition, and spacious cockpit. Unfortunately, it lacked refinement, while soft-top operation was little complicated, and its reputation for reliability was also poor.
The base model was equipped with a 2.4-L 4-cylinder engine that delivered 173hp, and 167 lb-ft of torque, while the range-topping Red Line trim was powered by 2.0-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that churned out 260hp, and torsion of about 260 lb-ft, mated to a 5-speed manual/automatic gearbox.
In performance testing, base and Red Line reached 0-60 mph in 7.5 and 5.8sec respectively.
The fuel economy of the base model was 19 mpg in town, 28 on highways (22 mpg combined), while the turbocharged engine in Red Line could achieve just 19/25/21 mpg.
The Bottom Line
Slight improvement were done on the 2009 edition, like increased power, reduced engine noise, and smoother stability control; if only Saturn could add more interactive and sophisticated features, the Sky would be the fun roadster to drive on road.