• (4.6) 9 reviews
  • Available Prices: $4,621–$24,037
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 173-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2009 Saturn Sky

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Saturn Sky

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

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

2009 Saturn Sky Reviews

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.

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

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

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


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Great handling & sporty!

by Roadster fanatic from TAYLORSVILLE, NC on August 7, 2017

This has been one of my most favorite cars I have ever owned. And fortunately the interior is a bit tight if you're over 5' 5". I am a person that loves driving curves & this car definitely sticks to ... Read Full Review

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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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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