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2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon

Posted on: October 19, 2010 | In Saturn

The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon is a great companion for covering distances in a hurry. The seats are supportive and the interior is well designed. Clever ergonomic solutions, like seats with fans, an aircraft-style map light, and Saab’s Night Panel remind you this is a Scandinavian car. The roomy rear seat makes The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon comfortable for four adults. 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon is available in three trim levels, or “Forms.” The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon Linear, Arc, and Aero each offer a distinct personality. Essentially, they match interior styles and engine performance to suit the different personalities and priorities of their owners. 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon models are luxurious cars powered by Saab’s 185-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. They come with an impressive level of standard equipment, including leather upholstery with leather door-panel inserts, a walnut-trimmed instrument panel, power front seats with electric heat, power sliding sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, cabin air filter, power windows, power central locking, steering-wheel audio controls.

 

Arc is designed to emphasize a sports-luxury touring role and is powered by a 200-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. Arc comes standard with the new Sentronic five-speed automatic transmission, which can be manually shifted using buttons on the steering wheel. Standard features include ventilated leather seats with electric heat plus their own internal three-speed fan to circulate cooling air in the summer. Aero models offer the ultimate in performance with a 2.3-liter High-Output Turbo (HOT) four-cylinder engine rated 250 horsepower. The Aero’s four-cylinder engine is hotter than the Arc’s V6. Up front, smooth bumpers, an integrated grille, and clear-lens headlamps emphasize performance. Those clear headlight lenses show off the optional bi-xenon projector headlamps, which give The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon a high-tech, night-fighter look. Glance in the rear-view mirror, and that 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon behind you presents a focused look that says, “Get out of the way!” Badges on the trunk lids identify the engines on the Linear (2.3t) and Arc (3.0t) models. Exclusive wheels differentiate Linear, Arc, and Aero. Linear rides on 16-inch, ten-spoke alloy wheels, while Arc runs five-spoke 16-inch alloys. Sporty 17-inch alloy wheels with ten spokes come on the Aero model, with low-profile 225/45WR-17 all-season radials, a tip-off that this is a high-performance car. The 2011 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon is a roomy, comfortable car with supportive leather seats. Interior materials are high quality. The seats in The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon offer sufficient side bolstering for hard cornering, yet sliding into and out of them was easy. Two fans are located in each of the front seats, one in the seatback and one in the seat bottom that draw air in through perforations in the leather. When it’s cold, the seat heaters can be turned on, and feature adjustable temperature settings, useful as the car warm up. Rear-seat passengers who generally have to wait longer for the car to warm up than front-seat passengers appreciate seat heaters in the rear. Brushed aluminum panels on The 2011 Saab 9 5 Sport Wagon dash give it a sporty look.

2011 Saturn Ion

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2011 Saturn Ion is a compact sedan or a coupe that emphasizes style and innovation. 2011 Saturn Ion features some significant updates, including higher-grade interior fabrics and richer-looking interior trim in more harmonious colors. Additional sound-deadening material brings a quieter cabin. The stereo systems have been improved and are available with an MP3 player, XM Satellite Radio, and a six-CD changer. 2011 Saturn Ion steering has been re-calibrated for improved road feel at speed. Both of the available automatic transmissions have been refined as well. 2011 Saturn Ion is available as a four-door sedan, or as an innovative coupe with two reverse-opening auxiliary rear doors.

 

 

The sedan is offered in three trim levels. The coupe is available in the upper two levels. Saturn does things a little differently from other car manufacturers, so instead of assigning arbitrary letter combinations to each trim level, Saturn calls them simply Ion 1, Ion 2, and Ion 3.

 

All 2011 Saturn Ion models are powered by the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, rated 140 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard. Automatic transmissions are available, but Saturn installs different units in the sedan and the coupe. Sedans use a five-speed automatic, which is unusual in this price range. Coupes use a continuously variable transmission (VTi, Saturn calls it) that uses pulleys and belts instead of gears to maximize smoothness and efficiency. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with traction control are available on all other 2011 Saturn Ion. Head curtain air bags that protect both front and rear-seat passengers in a side impact are an unusual option in this price class. CD and CD/MP3 systems are available on Ion 1 and Ion 2. XM Satellite Radio and On Star are offered at levels 2 and 3. A convenience package adds cruise control plus power locks, mirrors, and windows to Ion 2. A power sunroof is offered on all models except the Ion 1 sedan. Leather upholstery is available on Ion 3. It’s more than four inches taller than the previous-generation S-Series that it replaced. The 2011 Saturn Ion roof curves heavily down to the high trunk line almost giving it the appearance of a hatchback rather than a traditional sedan. The look is contemporary and not that dissimilar from the Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat, both lauded for their design. 2011 Saturn Ion maintains the Saturn tradition of attaching composite polymer body panels to a substantial steel space-frame. The polymer panels can’t rust and, because they are slightly resilient, they resist the minor impacts that leave small dents and dings in sheet metal. The down side is that the Saturn’s panels look thicker than steel sheet and gaps between body parts have to be greater to allow for expansion in hot weather. Another benefit of the composite panels is that they are relatively easy to replace. Saturn has exploited this advantage on the Ion by offering alternatively colored roof rails that owners can easily install to customize their car’s appearance. All 2011 Saturn Ion come with body-color roof rails, but Nickel-Silver rails are available for the coupe and the sedan, and Charcoal rails are available for the sedan.

2011 Saturn L Series

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The 2011 Saturn L Series continues to be stuffed with value. Head-curtain airbags, automatic headlamps and ABS with traction control are standard on all models. Options include On Star and a DVD entertainment center that’s a segment exclusive. Floor mats and anti-lock brakes are optional, however. Saturn’s legendary customer service also remains, a key attraction for buyers who want a pleasant buying experience and a friendly service. For 2011, the Saturn L-Series is streamlined with two versions of the sedan and two versions of the wagon. Sedan and wagon come in L200 and L300 levels. A 135-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine powers wagon. The L300 and 2011 Saturn L Series is equipped with a 182-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. All come standard with an automatic transmission.

 

Echoing the changes to the exterior, The 2011 Saturn L Series was dressed up as well. Brushed nickel trim now decorates the interior, providing a more expensive look combined with new silver-faced gauges. On the other hand, flashing from the molding process can be seen and felt around the interior. The seats are roomy and comfortable. 2011 Saturn L Series designed them to provide big-car accommodations without a sofa-like experience. As a result, they are supportive without being restrictive. The steering wheel is nicely contoured with finger grips and feels good to the touch, as do other interior surfaces. The steering wheel spokes are set low at each side, which allows for easy use of the correct 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock hand positions. Wood trim in the center dash area looks out of place, however, and the two-tone door trim and mouse fur roof liner are not up to the standards of this class. The sound system is located above the heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls. Audio controls are nice big, clearly labeled knobs that are easy to operate while driving.

 

Driver and front passenger airbags are standard, of course, but so are front and rear side curtain airbags, a feature not even optional in most competitive cars. For 2011, the plain faces of the earlier models have been replaced with a grille with more flash and a brighter Saturn badge. The grille lattice, if one looks closely, is formed from small arcs of the Saturn planet-and-ring logo. At either end of the grille are standard projector beam headlamps with clear lenses framed by chrome trim. Optional fog lamps are inset in the new front fascia. 2011 also brings a higher hood to the keyword cars. 2011 Saturn L Series is based on the same structure as the Opel Vectra. Unlike Saturn’s smaller S-series sedans and coupes, The 2011 Saturn L Series cars use steel for the rear fenders and trunk lid. Saturn engineers felt that a large car demands a large cargo area and that this area must have the added rigidity of steel. When refueling we noticed that the fuel filler door is plastic and feels flimsy, though it may well be quite durable.

2011 Saturn L Series Wagon

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Echoing the changes to the exterior, The 2011 Saturn L Series Wagon is dressed up as well. Head-curtain airbags, automatic headlamps and ABS with traction control are standard on all models. Options include On Star and a DVD entertainment center that’s a segment exclusive. Floor mats and anti-lock brakes are optional, however. Saturn’s legendary customer service also remains, a key attraction for buyers who want a pleasant buying experience and a friendly service. For 2011, the Saturn L-Series is streamlined with two versions of the sedan and two versions of the wagon.

 

Sedan and wagon come in L200 and L300 levels. A 135-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine powers wagon. The L300 and 2011 Saturn L Series Wagon is equipped with a 182-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. All come standard with an automatic transmission.

 

Brushed nickel trim now decorates the interior, providing a more expensive look combined with new silver-faced gauges. On the other hand, flashing from the molding process can be seen and felt around the interior. The seats are roomy and comfortable. 2011 Saturn L Series Wagon designed them to provide big-car accommodations without a sofa-like experience. As a result, they are supportive without being restrictive. The steering wheel is nicely contoured with finger grips and feels good to the touch, as do other interior surfaces. The steering wheel spokes are set low at each side, which allows for easy use of the correct 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock hand positions. Wood trim in the center dash area looks out of place, however, and the two-tone door trim and mouse fur roof liner are not up to the standards of this class. The sound system is located above the heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls. Audio controls are nice big, clearly labeled knobs that are easy to operate while driving. Driver and front passenger airbags are standard, of course, but so are front and rear side curtain airbags, a feature not even optional in most competitive cars. For 2011, the plain faces of the earlier models have been replaced with a grille with more flash and a brighter Saturn badge. The grille lattice, if one looks closely, is formed from small arcs of the Saturn planet-and-ring logo. At either end of the grille are standard projector beam headlamps with clear lenses framed by chrome trim. Optional fog lamps are inset in the new front fascia. 2011 also brings a higher hood to the keyword cars. 2011 Saturn L Series Wagon is based on the same structure as the Opel Vectra. Unlike Saturn’s smaller S-series sedans and coupes, The 2011 Saturn L Series Wagon cars use steel for the rear fenders and trunk lid. Saturn engineers felt that a large car demands a large cargo area and that this area must have the added rigidity of steel. When refueling we noticed that the fuel filler door is plastic and feels flimsy, though it may well be quite durable.

2011 Saturn S Series

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The 2011 Saturn S Series is distinctive and visually striking, but it is not necessarily a head-turner. Saturn is best known for friendly sales and service. It’s also known for innovation and The 2011 Saturn S Series is no exception. Like Saturn cars, The 2011 Saturn S Series is fitted with polymer body panels to resist dents. It’s also available with a continuously variable transmission. Its long wheelbase makes for a roomy interior.

 

These features, combined with a competitive price, help The 2011 Saturn S Series to stand out in the increasingly popular compact sport-utility market. All-wheel-drive models add all-weather capability. 2011 Saturn S Series comes standard with a four-cylinder engine. With the optional V6, The 2011 Saturn S Series can tow a small boat, Jet Ski or snow machine. For 2011, The 2011 Saturn S Series boasts an expanded model lineup with optional leather seating, seat heaters, and 180-watt audio.

 

The 2011 Saturn S Series is available in four models, all designed to be highly configurable. The base 2011 Saturn S Series comes with a 143-horsepower four-cylinder engine, a five-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel-drive. It can navigate dirt roads, but is not designed for off-road driving. There’s also a four-cylinder model with the VTi automatic transmission. It’s a continuously variable transmission that uses pulleys and belts rather than gears for seamless acceleration. All-wheel drive is available with the four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission for improved all-weather capability. New for 2011 is a V6 model with front-wheel drive. At the top is a V6 AWD model. All V6 models come with a more conventional five-speed automatic transmission. V6 models also come with more standard equipment, including cruise control, power exterior mirrors, an auto-dimming interior mirror, and aluminum wheels. Electronic traction control is only available on the four-cylinder model with five-speed manual and comes packaged with anti-lock brakes. ABS for AWD models does not include traction control but costs the same. All versions of The 2011 Saturn S Series can be ordered in one of two décor themes, which Saturn calls Outdoor Expression and Urban Expression. The hardy Outdoorsman sports a front brush bar, a prominent roof rack, and 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Interior features include a rubberized cargo area and floor covering; Ostrich leather accents and a plug-in handheld GPS unit. The Urban warrior comes with 18-inch wheels, performance tires and a lowered suspension. Inside is an integrated navigation system and rear-seat gaming system. A leather upholstery package has been added for 2011 that includes driver lumbar support and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Another new option is an advanced audio system with an eight-inch subwoofer, 180-watt amplifier, and six door-mounted speakers. Also available is a power sunroof.  Its exterior design is more sensible than sensational, with looks that are modern and practical, and strong lines that avoid the bubble effect that curvy, cutesy imported mini-utilities share. The front end is thick and snubbed, with headlamps that ride high atop an exaggerated grille.

2011 Saturn Vue

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The 2011 Saturn Vue is for young families who want a manageable, but highly functional, sport-utility, one that can haul plenty of gear without requiring huge parking spaces. The 2011 2011 VUE’s closest competitors include the Buick Rendezvous, the Jeep Liberty, and the Toyota RAV4. Upon introduction, the FWD 4 is equipped with a standard 2.2-liter, I4, 143-horsepower engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

 

The AWD V6 is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 250-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 VUE is a carryover from 2003. 2011 Saturn Vue seats five and has Saturn’s traditional dent-resistant plastic body panels. For 2011, 17-inch alloy wheels replace 16s as standard on AWD V6s and optional on 2WD V6s.

 

2011 Saturn VUE FWD has a 2.2L I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI engine with a horsepower rating of 143@5400 and a torque rating of 152@4000. It has an EPA fuel economy rating of 23 city/28 highway miles per gallon. The VUE AWD 4 has a 2.2L I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI engine with a horsepower rating of 143@5400 and a torque rating of 152@4000. It has an EPA fuel economy rating of 21 city/26 highway miles per gallon.The VUE FWD has a 3.5L V6, 24-Valve, SOHC, SEFI engine with a horsepower rating of 250@5800 and a torque rating of 242@4500. No EPA ratings available. The VUE AWD V6 has a 3.5L V6, 24-Valve, SOHC, SEFI engine with a horsepower rating of 250@5800 and a torque rating of 242@4500. No EPA ratings available. Options include ABS, head-protecting curtain side airbags, and OnStar assistance. Revised steering calibrations are designed to improve steering feel; interior trim changes include chrome-ringed, white-faced instruments.

 

Satellite radio is a new option. Due midyear is optional DVD rear entertainment, plus a performance-oriented V6 edition called the Red Line, with stiffer suspension and 18-inch wheels among its modifications. 2011 Saturn Vue created the Vue for young families who want a manageable, but highly functional, sport-utility, one that can haul plenty of gear without requiring huge parking spaces and a big garage. 2011 Saturn Vue performs well when equipped with the V6 engine. The V6 works well with the five-speed automatic transmission, which downshifts smoothly, quietly and without fanfare to fourth gear when called upon for more power. The V6 delivers responsive acceleration performance 2011 Saturn Vue is fitted with polymer body panels to resist dents. It’s also available with a continuously variable transmission. Its long wheelbase makes for a roomy interior. These features, combined with a competitive price, help the Vue to stand out in the increasingly popular compact sport-utility market. The best thing about the Vue is that it’s backed by Saturn’s highly regarded sales and service people.

2011 Saturn Relay

Posted on: October 7, 2010 | In Saturn

The 2011 Saturn Relay is the first family carrier launched by Saturn. The car has room for seven passengers. The 2011 2011 Saturn Relay can haul 136.5 cu. ft. of cargo. It can tow up to 3500 Lbs. as well. Saturn calls Relay a “family utility vehicle.” Saturn Relay is available in twp trim levels – Relay 2 and Relay 3. Relay 2 has been priced at $28,825 and Relay 3 will be available at $31,885. The 2011 2011 Saturn Relay has got the power of 3.5-liter ohv 12-valve V6 engine phenomenal in churning out 200 horsepower at 5200 RPM and 225 pound-feet of torque at 4400 RPM. The engine comes with 4-speed automatic transmission system. The layout is front-wheel drive. Thanks to 4-speed automatic transmission system, The 2011 Saturn Relay delivers great fuel economy – 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on highways.

 

Relay 2 is equipped with some useful standard features such as remote keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, 17-inch wheels and tires, air conditioning, tilt wheel, a nice-sounding six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 entertainment unit, rear-seat DVD entertainment unit, rear seat audio controls, power driver’s seat, power locks, power windows, a roof rail system, OnStar with a one-year subscription etc. Relay 3 comes with leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, more overhead storage, rear storage bins, headphones and remote control for the DVD system, rear air conditioning, power vent windows, six-way power driver’s seat, a universal garage door opener etc. The safety features include dual frontal airbags and front-seat side-impact air bags. The 2011 2011 Saturn Relay has been designed in Doraville, Georgia. The vehicle comes with the basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles.

2011 Saturn Sky

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The The 2011 Saturn Sky will attain sky-high popularity thanks to its resourcefulness. The 2011 2011 Saturn Sky is a valuable addition to mid-van segment. The car is equipped with an extensive range of standard features. The 2011 2011 Saturn Sky comes with rack-and-pinion power steering, 245-series 18-inch tires and wheels, coil-over Bilstein monotube shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS etc. Add to that hydroformed longitudinal frame rails and hydroformed body panels. The car has got 245/45 R18 tires.

The car has been designed in GM’s Advanced Design Studio in Birmingham, England. The 2011 2011 Saturn Sky will be available from early 2011. The 2011 2011 Saturn Sky takes inspiration from Vauxhalls VX Lightning Concept. If you are looking for a car with technological excellence and supreme dynamism, you have to go for The 2011 Saturn Sky.

 

The interior is simply outstanding. The 2011 2011 Saturn Sky has got sufficient chrome in the grille and bright work. The interior is an exquisite European flavor to its interior. As far as powertrain specification is concerned, The 2011 Saturn Sky has got the power of Ecotec Inline-4 engine capable of delivering 170 horsepower at 6400 RPM and 162 pound-feet of torque at 4800 RPM.

 

The engine is equipped with five-speed Aisin manual transmission system with a short throw shifter. You can go for five-speed automatic transmission system as well. The engine has got the facility of variable valve timing. It has also got hydraulic engine mounts phenomenal in minimizing engine vibrations.