With one trim, two transmission choices and few options available, the 2007 Saturn Sky is pretty much an out-of-the-box kind of car. It’s meant to be, as a point of difference between this GM roadster and that other, slightly more famous two-seater, the Pontiac Solstice, which starts thousands of dollars lower than the Sky.
Equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and a five-speed manual transmission, the 2007 Saturn Sky has a sticker price of $23,690 including the $575 destination charge. Add another $850 to the price of your Sky and drive off with a five-speed automatic transmission. Either way, you get a roadster full of standard features like air conditioning, a CD player with six-speaker stereo, cruise control, a driver’s side visor vanity mirror, a glass rear window, a leather-wrapped manual shifter, power door locks and windows, power mirrors, a rear window defroster, reclining cloth bucket seats, remote keyless entry, 18-inch alloy wheels adorned with Goodyear P245/45R18 tires, and a polished aluminum exhaust tip. Standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, an OnStar telematics system with a free one-year “Safe and Sound” service plan, and fog lamps.
By way of comparison, the base Pontiac Solstice, which is largely the same car, stickers for $20,690, or $3,200 less than the Sky but without standard features such as power door locks and windows, air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, and remote keyless entry. Of course, whether you buy the Sky or the Solstice largely depends on the kind of cool swagger you want to communicate: if it’s sex appeal, you probably want the Solstice, and if a more sophisticated and contemporary look is your style, you’re sure to like the Sky. You’ll like it even more when you add options such as chrome alloy wheels ($795), a rear limited-slip differential ($195), XM satellite radio ($325), a rear spoiler ($275) and leather seat inserts that are part of a Premium Package ($750) that adds metallic sill plates, stainless steel pedal covers, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
If you like the Sky but want more performance, wait until this fall and pony up for the 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line, a performance variant that, for about $4,000 more, will provide a massive power boost courtesy of a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The premium paid will add 83 horsepower to the Sky, bringing the total to 260, complementing the 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Additional differences between the Sky and Sky Red Line include dual exhaust outlets, polished wheels, and brake cooling vents in the front fascia. Inside, differences include a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, Red Line-specific seats, special floor mats, and a digital boost gauge. The Sky Red Line also comes standard with StabiliTrak stability control and a sport-tuned suspension. Pontiac will sell a similar upgrade called the Solstice GXP.