Used 2007 Saturn Relay Van/Minivan
Saturn Relay Van/Minivan
2007 Saturn Relay Pricing
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2007 Saturn Relay KBB Expert Review
The Relay joined Saturn's line-up last year in an attempt to help keep growing families in Saturn vehicles. Based heavily on the standard GM minivan platform (think Chevrolet Uplander and Buick Terraza), the Relay gains a touch of Saturn sensibility with handsome European-like styling and a lovely, upscale interior. Short of owner loyalty, however, there is little about the Relay that makes it stand out in an already competitive field. The minivans from Honda and Toyota, for example, are newer designs that hold better resale values, while vans from Hyundai and Kia offer more interior space, more safety features, more standard equipment and a better standard warranty.
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In the world of minivans, the Relay has a look all its own. Though it shares a common platform with other GM vans, we think the Relay is the best looking of the bunch. Priced competitively and loaded with standard features, the Relay makes a great alternative to the station wagon or SUV.
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Though it can seat seven, the Relay's narrow design makes it a bit tight in the areas of hip and shoulder room. Like its cousins from Chevrolet and Buick, the Relay does not offer side-curtain airbags for third-row passengers or flush-folding seats.
What's New for 2007
For 2007, all Relays receive StabiliTrak stability control and a 3.9-liter V6 engine.
The Relay's 240-horsepower 3.9-liter V6 pulls strongly off the line and provides the low-end torque needed for passing and merging. The engine is smooth and silent, even at full throttle. The front-wheel-drive layout works well for this type of vehicle, providing good traction in rain and snow. Steering and braking have been greatly improved over the old Venture, Silhouette and Montana minivans on which the Relay is based. The smaller size and narrow footprint make the Relay feel easier to maneuver than the larger competitors from Nissan, Chrysler and Honda.
The elegant dash and door panel designs truly make the Relay feel special inside.
Optional Remote Start
The optional remote start lets you start the vehicle from as far away as 500 feet.
If all GM vehicles took their interior styling cues from the Relay team, the company would never hear another complaint about interior design and quality. French-stitched seams on the door panels and seats, a handsome dash and instrument cluster design and a hefty dose of sound-deadening insulation make life with the Relay anything but mundane.
The Relay's long hood and added C-pillar are intended to make it look like an SUV. The sliding side doors betray the Relay's minivan origins, but overall the look is quite appealing. Saturn's grille, headlamp and wheel treatment are simple yet somewhat elegant and, in our opinion, work best with this shared GM platform.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Relay 1 includes front air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, power locks, power windows, dual sliding side doors, automatic headlamp control, AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3, tilt wheel and full wheel covers. The Relay 2 adds a rear defroster, rear air conditioning, overhead rail system, DVD entertainment, keyless entry, dual heated power mirrors, cruise control, rear wiper/washer and 17-inch wheels. The Relay 3 adds rear air conditioning, alarm system, garage door opener, second row captain's chair seating, six-way power driver's seat, front side-impact airbags and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options include remote start, automatic level control, sport suspension, PhatNoise entertainment system, power sliding side doors, second-row side-impact airbags (Relay 3), heated leather seats and a Trailering Package.
Under the Hood
The standard 3.9-liter engine features variable valve timing, which helps improve torque at low speeds and fuel economy when cruising at higher speeds. Compared to the previous 3.5-liter engine, the new V6 is quieter, more refined and helps the Relay achieve horsepower and torque figures near the segment's class leaders.
240 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25
The Relay 1 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,210, while the Relay 2 is $24,415 and the Relay 3 is $28,500. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the Relay in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiations. The Relay is projected to retain average residual values, better than the Kia Sedona, on par with the Ford Freestar and Dodge Grand Caravan, but well below the Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna.
Saturn Relay Consumer Reviews
April 02, 2012
Love the features
Bought the van used. Rides nice. Love the space. Height of an SUV , width
November 10, 2011
Great For Family Road Trips
We have owned this car for six years. In that time we have made several very comfortable and enjoyable road trips throughout the country...
November 05, 2011
This is a very comfortable car to drive.
Drives like a SUV, consequently you sit higher than a passenger car, which I like.
January 06, 2011
Smooth, comfortable ride
Great van. We've bought it used three years ago and have had very few problems. We replaced a sensor and a hose. The DVD player works...
August 15, 2010
I'm going to miss her when she's gone!
This is my 6th saturn between my husband and myself and my second relay. I didn't want to give up the first Relay, but couldn't get...
June 28, 2010
March 13, 2010
This vehicle is one of the best made by Saturn. We get exceptional milage both around town and on the road. We live in Arizona where...
December 18, 2009
A Good Little Workhorse
We were the first buyers in South Jersey to own a Relay when it was introduced by Saturn. This was the 5th Saturn we have purchased. We...
December 14, 2009
We bought this vehicle new in 2005 and have had it for 5 years. We have taken several very extensive road trips over the years and have...
June 20, 2009
This is a great van! Had it 4 years with NO Problems!!!