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2009 Saturn Sky

$5,086 — $18,702 USED
Convertible
2 Seats
22-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential
  • Bold appearance
  • Price for its class

The Bad

  • Pending further review
2009 Saturn Sky exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2009 Saturn Sky
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Rear-wheel-drive format
  • Near 50/50 weight distribution
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available high-performance model

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Saturn decided to reach out to sports car enthusiasts when it released the Sky roadster. This rear-wheel-drive roadster is also available in a high-performance model, the Red Line. The Sky competes in the same market segment as the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Honda S2000.

New for 2009
There are no significant changes for 2009.

Exterior
The rear-wheel-drive Sky has a wide stance with short overhangs. Auxiliary openings flank a large lower air intake, and large concave depressions extend from the front fenders through the doors. The convertible top folds completely into the rear compartment. The body measures 161 inches in length and 71 inches in width, just a tad larger than its competitors.
  • Clamshell hood
  • Polished aluminum exhaust tip
  • In Red Line, dual polished aluminum exhaust tips
  • New 18-inch by 8-inch five-spoke painted aluminum alloy wheels
  • 18-inch chrome or polished wheel wheel finish available
  • Red Line has larger grille mesh pattern for better airflow


Interior
The Sky features a two-tone interior. The stereo includes a speed-sensitive volume feature that stabilizes volume to compensate for outside noise. Interior passenger volume measures 50 cubic feet, larger than the S2000. Figures for the MX-5 are unavailable. There's 5.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the top up, which is comparable to the MX-5 and S2000. The Sky's cargo space shrinks to 2 cubic feet with the top down.
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Standard AM/FM ...
Vehicle Overview
Saturn decided to reach out to sports car enthusiasts when it released the Sky roadster. This rear-wheel-drive roadster is also available in a high-performance model, the Red Line. The Sky competes in the same market segment as the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Honda S2000.

New for 2009
There are no significant changes for 2009.

Exterior
The rear-wheel-drive Sky has a wide stance with short overhangs. Auxiliary openings flank a large lower air intake, and large concave depressions extend from the front fenders through the doors. The convertible top folds completely into the rear compartment. The body measures 161 inches in length and 71 inches in width, just a tad larger than its competitors.
  • Clamshell hood
  • Polished aluminum exhaust tip
  • In Red Line, dual polished aluminum exhaust tips
  • New 18-inch by 8-inch five-spoke painted aluminum alloy wheels
  • 18-inch chrome or polished wheel wheel finish available
  • Red Line has larger grille mesh pattern for better airflow


Interior
The Sky features a two-tone interior. The stereo includes a speed-sensitive volume feature that stabilizes volume to compensate for outside noise. Interior passenger volume measures 50 cubic feet, larger than the S2000. Figures for the MX-5 are unavailable. There's 5.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the top up, which is comparable to the MX-5 and S2000. The Sky's cargo space shrinks to 2 cubic feet with the top down.
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Standard AM/FM and XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional Monsoon 225-watt seven-speaker system
  • Stainless steel pedal covers (Red Line)
  • Metallic sill plates (Red Line)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls (Red Line)


Under the Hood
The Sky has two engine choices, both available with manual or automatic transmissions. Manual transmissions are now equipped with a torque beam that reduces noise and vibration. The high-performance model packs more power and gets better fuel economy on the highway.
  • 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder (167 pounds-feet of torque)
  • Red Line: 260-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder (260 pounds-feet of torque)
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Optional five-speed automatic transmission
  • Near 50/50 weight distribution
  • Equipped with coil-over Bilstein monotube shock absorbers
  • Four-wheel-independent suspension


Safety
There are many safety features on the Sky, but side-impact airbags aren't among them. Standard safety equipment includes:
  • Electronic stability system
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Front dual-stage airbags
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Passenger sensing system that turns off front passenger airbag depending on size of passenger and position of front seat


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(4.0)

Blast to drive

by robert from Greenwood, missouri on September 14, 2018

Very good looking, a real head turner very fast and agile. The only thing that I dont like is the placement of power window switches. Very poor design. Stereo is fantastic along with air and heat. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great performance., very Fun car!

by Al A from Indianapolis on September 10, 2018

Test drove a 2009 Saturn SKY Redline. Great performance from a 2.0 liter turbo 4cyl. The engine pulls nicely, with almost Zero turbo lag. Handling is near perfect! Very attractive, sporty car that ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2009 Saturn Sky currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Saturn Sky has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sky received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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