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1999 Saturn SL2

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1999 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $12,755


We can't help thinking that Saturn would have revolutionized the car-buying business if the unique plastic-bodied cars it introduced in 1990 had driven as well as a Toyota Corolla. This year, with a redesigned engine lineup, they're a whole lot closer to the benchmark. Saturn's no-nonsense lineup consists of a coupe, a sedan, and a wagon, all based on the same platform. Each body style is distinguished by a base model and a more-powerful model. It's useful to think of the numbers in the model line as standing for the number of camshafts in the engine. The SL1 sedan comes with a single-cam engine, while the SL2 is powered by the more-powerful twin-cam. The prices of the sedans are reasonable, and we think the quicker, pricier SL2 is worth a look even for budget shoppers. Saturn has been winning accolades for high resale values. Its cars are also known for their low maintenance and repair costs. But Saturn is best known for the enthusiasm of its workforce. Buying and servicing a Saturn is designed to be a pleasant process; the company has been named best overall nameplate in sales satisfaction by the J.D. Power research firm for four consecutive years. The only thing diluting all this good value is that, in the past, the cars have been perceived to be unrefined and, well, cheap. Most of this can be blamed on the previous noisy engine and drivetrain. To address this, both Saturn engines have been completely redesigned for 1999. The new engines are vastly smoother. Power output remains exactly what it was last year, which is 100 horsepower for base cars (SL1) and 124 horsepower for higher-priced (SL2) models, but fuel-efficiency has been improved.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.9L I-4 / 124 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.9L I-4 / 124 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
91 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
176.9 "
Exterior Width
66.7 "
Exterior Height
54.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.0 "
Front Legroom
42.5 "
Rear Legroom
32.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,389 Lbs.
Wheel Base
102 "
Turning Radius
18.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel
Exterior Mirrors
Manual Remote Driver, Manual Passenger
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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