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SL Manual


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7
Brake Type Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.4
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Brake ABS System

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90


Engine Type Gas L4
Engine Order Code N/A
Displacement 1.9L/116
Fuel System SPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 176.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.8
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 24.4
Steering Type Manual Rack & Pinion


Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn SL
Vehicle Name Saturn SL


Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Tri-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 28
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 28
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut


Spare Tire Order Code N/A
Front Tire Order Code N/A
Rear Tire Order Code N/A
Front Tire Size P175/70R14
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.605
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.172
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.950
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.250
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans,
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.063
Clutch Size (in) 8.46
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2271


Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4
Front Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5