1996 Saturn SL

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15 reviews
Available Price Range $345-$3,501 Trims1 Combined MPG 34 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 1996 Saturn SL

Our Take


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Saturn has built idyllic images around its no-haggle pricing, benevolent senior managers in polo shirts, and a homecoming weekend for buyers at their adopted alma motor, Spring Hill, Tenn. Such gilding has effectively diverted attention from a rude question: How well does Saturn build cars? The ruder answer: Not much better than anybody else at General Motors these days. And conveniently di... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 15 reviews

Loved my Saturn!

by MLC from Indianapolis, IN on January 27, 2010

I got a '96 SL2 in 1999 when it had a little under 45k miles on it. It has been a very dependable car, relatively cheap to maintain, great gas mileage, and fun to drive. It's been having more problems... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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