2008 Saturn Sky Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,855-$31,180
$24,174-$29,153
19 /CITY / 25 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Two models: Sky and Sky Red Line

  • 260-hp turbocharged engine in Red Line

  • Standard stability control system

  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control (ABS)

  • Optional 5-speed automatic transmission

  • Optional Monsoon audio system

  • Optional decklid spoiler

  • Optional 18-inch chrome-plated wheels
Overview
The Saturn Sky and Sky Red Line rear-wheel-drive (RWD) roadsters for 2008 are carryover from 2007, with a few notable changes. Now-standard features include electronic stability control, a new radio, and XM satellite radio. The Sky, which shares its platform with the Pontiac Solstice, added the performance-oriented Red Line trim in 2007.

Model Lineup
For 2008, Saturn offers the RWD 2-seater Sky and Sky Red Line roadster models with standard manual transmission. An automatic transmission is optional on both models. Both models include air conditioning; remote keyless entry; power windows, door locks and mirrors; reclining bucket seats; cloth convertible top with power controls; 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; and a limited-slip differential (optional on Sky, standard on Red Line). The standard Sky model comes with a 173-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 18-inch alloy wheels. Sky options include 18-inch chrome-plated wheels, performance exhaust system, and a decklid spoiler. A Premium Trim package that includes leather seat inserts, steering wheel audio controls, stainless-steel pedal covers, and metallic finish sill plates is available for Sky only.

Sky Red Line includes a 260-hp, 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, performance suspension tuning, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual polished aluminum exhaust tips, Red Line gauges, and unique front grille. Red Line options include an automatic transmission, performance exhaust, 18-inch chrome-plated wheels, decklid spoiler, Red Line embroidery, and leather seat trim.

Powertrain
The 2008 Saturn Sky is powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that generates 173 hp at 5800 rpm and 166 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. The Sky Red Line powerplant is a 2.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC) with VVT, 16-valve, turbocharged, intercooled 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and twin balance shafts that delivers 260 hp at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 2500-5200 rpm. Both engines transfer power to the rear wheels through the standard 5-speed manual transmission, with a 5-speed automatic available. Electronic stability control and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard. A limited-slip differential is standard on Red Line and available on Sky. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2.4-liter engine are 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway with manual transmission, and 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway in automatic configuration. The 2.0-liter engine in the Sky Red Line gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway (manual) and 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway (automatic).

Safety
The 2008 Saturn Sky safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes; dual-stage front air bags for driver and front passenger with passenger sensing system; front safety belts with pre-tensioners and energy-absorbing retractors; electronic stability control; projector-beam headlamps; daytime running lamps; and OnStar free for one year.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Saturn Sky convertible receives a 4-star rating for both occupants in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In NHTSA rollover-resistance testing, the Sky receives a 4-star rating.

Technology
Standard XM satellite radio (three months free) provides music, sports, news and entertainment on the standard CD/MP3 player with AM/FM stereo and 6 speakers. A Monsoon 225-watt, 7-speaker audio system is an available option, along with a 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Two models: Sky and Sky Red Line

  • 260-hp turbocharged engine in Red Line

  • Standard stability control system

  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control (ABS)

  • Optional 5-speed automatic transmission

  • Optional Monsoon audio system

  • Optional decklid spoiler

  • Optional 18-inch chrome-plated wheels
Overview
The Saturn Sky and Sky Red Line rear-wheel-drive (RWD) roadsters for 2008 are carryover from 2007, with a few notable changes. Now-standard features include electronic stability control, a new radio, and XM satellite radio. The Sky, which shares its platform with the Pontiac Solstice, added the performance-oriented Red Line trim in 2007.

Model Lineup
For 2008, Saturn offers the RWD 2-seater Sky and Sky Red Line roadster models with standard manual transmission. An automatic transmission is optional on both models. Both models include air conditioning; remote keyless entry; power windows, door locks and mirrors; reclining bucket seats; cloth convertible top with power controls; 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; and a limited-slip differential (optional on Sky, standard on Red Line). The standard Sky model comes with a 173-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 18-inch alloy wheels. Sky options include 18-inch chrome-plated wheels, performance exhaust system, and a decklid spoiler. A Premium Trim package that includes leather seat inserts, steering wheel audio controls, stainless-steel pedal covers, and metallic finish sill plates is available for Sky only.

Sky Red Line includes a 260-hp, 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, performance suspension tuning, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual polished aluminum exhaust tips, Red Line gauges, and unique front grille. Red Line options include an automatic transmission, performance exhaust, 18-inch chrome-plated wheels, decklid spoiler, Red Line embroidery, and leather seat trim.

Powertrain
The 2008 Saturn Sky is powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that generates 173 hp at 5800 rpm and 166 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. The Sky Red Line powerplant is a 2.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC) with VVT, 16-valve, turbocharged, intercooled 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and twin balance shafts that delivers 260 hp at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 2500-5200 rpm. Both engines transfer power to the rear wheels through the standard 5-speed manual transmission, with a 5-speed automatic available. Electronic stability control and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard. A limited-slip differential is standard on Red Line and available on Sky. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2.4-liter engine are 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway with manual transmission, and 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway in automatic configuration. The 2.0-liter engine in the Sky Red Line gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway (manual) and 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway (automatic).

Safety
The 2008 Saturn Sky safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes; dual-stage front air bags for driver and front passenger with passenger sensing system; front safety belts with pre-tensioners and energy-absorbing retractors; electronic stability control; projector-beam headlamps; daytime running lamps; and OnStar free for one year.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Saturn Sky convertible receives a 4-star rating for both occupants in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In NHTSA rollover-resistance testing, the Sky receives a 4-star rating.

Technology
Standard XM satellite radio (three months free) provides music, sports, news and entertainment on the standard CD/MP3 player with AM/FM stereo and 6 speakers. A Monsoon 225-watt, 7-speaker audio system is an available option, along with a 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player.
Available Trims for the 2008 Saturn Sky
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Conv Transmission Automatic MSRP 25855.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name Red Line (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29785.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name Carbon Flash SE (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27920.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name Red Line Carbon Flash SE (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31180.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket, reclining with manual seat adjusters, integrated head restraints and rear seatback and front cushion storage pockets
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power height
  • Console, center, located between seatbacks with covered storage
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt
  • Floor mats, carpeted
  • Steering column, rake, adjustable
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with cruise control and Driver Information Center controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge
  • Cup holders, 2 front in the center console between the seats, stowable
  • Cup holder, front center console, passenger-side, stowable
  • Storage, driver and passenger, pockets on rear interior wall (Storage pocket on driver-side only with (UQ3) Monsoon premium speaker system.)
  • Driver Information Center with low-fuel indicator, oil change reminder, outside temperature gauge
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Door locks, power
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range with alarm activation, panic mode and remote trunk release
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, power, remote, interior
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric with manual shutoff and timed reset
  • Glovebox, lockable
  • Accents, interior, Piano Black and chrome-finish
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, includes vanity mirror on driver-side
  • Roof interior trim, sound-insulating
  • Lighting, interior, map lights for driver and passenger mounted on inside rearview mirror
  • Lighting, trunk courtesy lamp
  • Includes Red Line-specific embriodery
  • Pedal covers, stainless steel
  • Sill plates, metallic-finish
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation, Red Line-specific appearance, and digital turbo boost gauge
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped (Requires (MM5) 5-speed manual transmission.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted alloy
  • Tires, P245/45R18-96V performance, all-season
  • Hood, front hinged with struts and sport ornamentation
  • Convertible top, manual folding, cloth with glass rear window
  • Headlamps, halogen projector beam with reflector optics and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front halogen projector beam
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, break-away
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Antenna, fixed-mast, AM/FM
  • Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio
  • Door handles, chrome-finish
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) polished alloy
  • Tires, P245/45R18-96W performance
  • Front lower center and fog lamp grille treatments, Red Line-specific
  • Headlamps, halogen projector beam with reflector optics, automatic exterior lamp control and Red Line-specific black bezel treatment
  • Rear badging, Red Line-specific
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) chrome alloy
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder, aluminum (173 hp [129.0 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 167 lb-ft of torque [225.5 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)
  • Transmission, Aisin 5-speed manual close-ratio with self-adjusting clutch (Must specify a transmission)
  • Differential, limited slip
  • Rear axle, 3.91 ratio
  • Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Alternator, 125 amps
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent, SLA
  • Suspension, Sport-tuned
  • Stabilizer bars, front and rear, hollow with ball-joint links
  • Shock absorbers, Bilstein monotube front and rear
  • Tire inflation kit, includes inflator and tire sealant
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc, power-assist
  • Exhaust, stainless steel high-flow
  • Exhaust outlet, single styled polished aluminum
  • Engine, turbocharged and intercooled ECOTEC 2.0L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder, aluminum with Direct Injection (260 hp [193.8 kW] @ 5300, 260 lb-ft of torque [351 N-m] @ 2500-5200 rpm)
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Alternator, 140 amps
  • Suspension, Performance-tuned
  • Exhaust outlets, dual styled polished aluminum
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock with dynamic rear proportioning
    • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, with pretensioners and energy-absorbing retractors
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.

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