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2007 Saturn Relay Van - Overview

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$21,570 – $27,860 MSRP

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Overview

What's New
For 2007, Saturn adds a new lower-priced, less-frills base model called Relay 1 and adds more standard features to the up-level Relay 3 model. The spread leaves the mid-range Relay 2 model more distinct. All models now come standard with StabiliTrak electronic stability control. The former 3.5-liter V-6 base engine has been dropped in favor of a more powerful 3.9-liter V-6 and is standard on all models. Other changes include a new 17-inch aluminum wheel design and four new exterior colors. Also, the all-wheel-drive option has been discontinued.

Overview
Saturn introduced the Relay for the 2005 model year as a crossover sport van. Design engineers sought to blend sporty SUV exterior styling with sedan performance and minivan functionality, like sliding doors and low cabin thresholds for easy entry.

The 7-passenger midsize van-Saturn's first model to seat more than five-is available in three trim levels for 2007, rather than the two offered last year. The newly-added Relay 1 base trim forgoes extras like cruise control, keyless entry, and a rear DVD entertainment system, but still comes standard with air conditioning, a CD/MP3 player with AM/FM stereo and 8 speakers, power windows and door locks, dual-stage front air bags, and GM's OnStar safety and communication system. The top-of-the-line Relay 3 has been upgraded with the following new standard features for 2007: dual-zone manual climate control with individual settings for the driver and right-front passenger, as well as premium front, rear, and auxiliary floor mats. Other notable luxuries unique to the Relay 3 are a driver information center, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-sliding side door, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and front side-impact air bags.

Last year's optional 3.9-liter V-6 engine is now standard on all Relays and is the only engine offered for 2007. It features variable valve timing and is rated at 240 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. That represents an increase of 39 hp and 24 lb.-ft. of torque over the former 3.5-liter V-6. A FlexFuel variant of the new 3.9-liter engine-designed to run on E85 ethanol, a domestically produced fuel made from the starch and sugar in agricultural products-will be available in late 2007.

The Competition
The Saturn Relay competes in the Midsize Van segment, which consists of 13 models. Buyers in this segment look for reliability, safety, and comfort, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study. SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Dodge Caravan (211,140 units sold), Honda Odyssey (177,919), and Toyota Sienna (163,269). The Saturn Relay sold 7,171 units in 2006, a decrease of 54.5 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Midsize Van segment include the Chrysler Town & Country, Chevrolet Uplander, Kia Sedona, Ford Freestar, and Nissan Quest. Joining the segment in 2007 is the Hyundai Entourage.

Available Trims for the 2007 Saturn Relay Van

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
1 4 speed automatic $21,570 240-hp / 3.9L 6-cyl 18/25
2 4 speed automatic $23,775 240-hp / 3.9L 6-cyl 18/25
3 4 speed automatic $27,860 240-hp / 3.9L 6-cyl 18/25

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