Research 1998 Saturn S-Series specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

SL Manual


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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1


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


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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1

Interior Dimensions

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


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


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


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


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


Rear Tire Size P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code N/A
Spare Tire Order Code N/A
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14
Front Tire Size P175/70R14
Front Tire Order Code 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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue 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


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