The 2009 Saturn Sky returns this year with just a few changes to its bodywork and interior equipment. Three new colors are available, there’s a new wheel design and Saturn has installed updated OnStar technology.
The Sky boasts a decent engine in base models and a substantially boosted one available for a little more. The two engines are 173 hp and 260-hp respectively. Both perform well, and it’s a credit to the quality of Saturns engineering that the Sky handles excellently when powered by either engine.
Perhaps the most notable thing about the Sky is its body styling. Though it features a traditionally sports car styled front end, the rear headlight styling makes the car look like something out of a sci-fi blockbuster. It’s certain to turn heads!
Less positively, the Sky is only available as a soft top, and suffers from limited boot space, even with the top installed on the car. This shouldn’t be a problem for most drivers, but potential buyers should be aware that there are far more practical convertibles out there.
In essence, the 2009 Saturn Sky is more of the same. That’s certainly not a bad thing, as the excellent suspension, handling and performance return alongside newly tweaked bodywork. The Sky is an eye catcher, and fun to drive, but practicality is the last thing the designers were thinking about when they sketched the stunning body lines.