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2000 Saturn SW

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$680 — $6,232 USED
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Wagon
5 Seats
32 MPG
(Combined)
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Saturn's subcompact wagon gets minor changes outside, several changes inside and a shorter cast of characters for 2000. The SW1 wagon has been dropped, leaving the SW2 as the only model. Their main difference was that the lower-priced SW1 had fewer features and a less-powerful engine.

The SW2 is a kissing cousin to the S Series sedans and coupes, which are joined this year by the midsize L Series sedan and wagon at Saturn dealerships.

Exterior
Though all body panels from the waistline down are new this year, the SW2 retains its basic styling from 1999. Saturn uses dent- and rust-resistant polymer materials for the lower body panels on its cars, and the hood, liftgate and roof are made of steel.

At 178 inches long, the SW2 matches the Ford Focus wagon in length and is 6 inches longer than the Subaru Impreza wagon.

Interior
Seats for five are provided and a split rear seatback folds to expand the cargo area from 25 cubic feet to 58 (slightly more than the Ford Focus wagon).

Though the interior's overall design is unchanged, there are several differences for 2000. The instrument cluster has a new look, a new console has redesigned cupholders, and the audio and climate controls are similar to those in the new L Series. The door panels have new molded-in beverage holders. The horn is now on the steering-wheel hub instead of the spokes, and cruise control buttons move from the hub to the spokes.

Under the Hood
The SW2 has a dual-camshaft, 1.9-liter, four-cylinder ...
Vehicle Overview
Saturn's subcompact wagon gets minor changes outside, several changes inside and a shorter cast of characters for 2000. The SW1 wagon has been dropped, leaving the SW2 as the only model. Their main difference was that the lower-priced SW1 had fewer features and a less-powerful engine.

The SW2 is a kissing cousin to the S Series sedans and coupes, which are joined this year by the midsize L Series sedan and wagon at Saturn dealerships.

Exterior
Though all body panels from the waistline down are new this year, the SW2 retains its basic styling from 1999. Saturn uses dent- and rust-resistant polymer materials for the lower body panels on its cars, and the hood, liftgate and roof are made of steel.

At 178 inches long, the SW2 matches the Ford Focus wagon in length and is 6 inches longer than the Subaru Impreza wagon.

Interior
Seats for five are provided and a split rear seatback folds to expand the cargo area from 25 cubic feet to 58 (slightly more than the Ford Focus wagon).

Though the interior's overall design is unchanged, there are several differences for 2000. The instrument cluster has a new look, a new console has redesigned cupholders, and the audio and climate controls are similar to those in the new L Series. The door panels have new molded-in beverage holders. The horn is now on the steering-wheel hub instead of the spokes, and cruise control buttons move from the hub to the spokes.

Under the Hood
The SW2 has a dual-camshaft, 1.9-liter, four-cylinder engine with 124 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional. Anti-lock brakes with traction control also are optional.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.6
5 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.0)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.2)
(4.0)

Low miles only 69000 actual New tires very clean c

by Dawg4444 from Az on October 9, 2017

Great second family car avg 34 mpg dependable with cold air cloth interior automatic transmission all power everything works Read full review

(5.0)

Best car we ever owned

by Kickglideride from Salt Lake City, Utah on October 29, 2014

We have nearly 200K miles on this car. We bought it brand new in 2000. We have done the clutch and brakes once otherwise only regular oil changes. We did have to fix a window that kept falling down ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2000 Saturn SW currently has 6 recalls


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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 SW 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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