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Quick Take
The 2009 Saturn Sky looks great and in the Red Line trim is a blast to drive, but its ergonomics and quality keep it from truly competing with the Miata. Read more »
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STYLING | 9 out of 10

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GM's designers knocked the styling right out of the park
Kelley Blue Book

daring, more angular design inspires frequent rubber-necking and mouth-breathing

the refinement is turned up a notch over the Solstice
Car and Driver

The Saturn Sky is one of those rare vehicles boasting that classic, ageless sportscar style. The articles reviewed by TheCarConnection.com all agree that the exterior style of the Sky is one of its strongest selling points.

The 2009 Saturn Sky comes in two available trims, "base and Red Line models," according to Edmunds. They also add that the exterior of both is largely the same. That exterior receives lots of love from reviewers; Kelley Blue Book says "GM's designers knocked the styling right out of the park," gushing that the 2009 Saturn Sky simply "looks great." Car and Driver reports that the exterior features "forward-canted side vents, faux hood vents, multiple grille openings with dashes of chrome, and a rear undertray with incorporated backup light." Cars.com agrees, claiming that the Saturn Sky's "daring, more angular design inspires frequent rubber-necking and mouth-breathing." Cars.com adds that the Saturn Sky "comes complete, with few optional adornments" aside from the "chromed versions of the 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler that is so superfluous it appears in almost none of Saturn's marketing photos." Perhaps the most common description of the Sky Saturn in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com is that the car features "mini-Corvette styling," in the words of Car and Driver.

While the exterior of the Sky looks amazing, the interior doesn’t quite live up to the expectations. Kelley Blue Book reviewers are generous in their praise, admiring "a smart instrument panel and control layout, piano black and metallic trim" that afford a "sophisticated, contemporary ambiance." ConsumerGuide is more moderate in its review, saying that although "most controls are simple and well marked," they can also be "hard to reach in the tight confines of the cabin, particularly the ill-placed cupholders." Up front, Edmunds reviewers find "the dash is modern and attractive," and Car and Driver feels "the refinement is turned up a notch over the Solstice," the Saturn Sky's sibling from Pontiac.


The 2009 Saturn Sky gets top marks in styling, and it's arguably the best-looking small roadster from the outside.

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