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2005 Saturn Relay Specifications

Spec's for Saturn's Crossover Sport Van


Body style / Driveline:
Front-drive, front-engine, 7-passenger crossover sport van

Unibody design with ladder-frame underbody construction; stamped steel

EPA vehicle class: Mid-van

Engine Type:
3500 3.5L 60-degree OHV V-6 (LX9)

Displacement: 213 cu in.

Bore & Stroke: 3.70 x 3.31 in.

Block material: cast iron

Cylinder head material: cast aluminum

OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

Ignition system:
Quick Sync 24X; also coil near plug, composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:
Sequential electronic multi-port fuel injection

Compression ratio: 9.80:1

Horsepower (hp /kw @rpm):
200 / 149 @ 5200 (preliminary)

Torque: 220 lb-ft (preliminary)

Recommended fuel: 87 octane

Maximum engine speed: 6000 rpm

Emissions controls:
Close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 24X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response sensor



  • Hydra-Matic 4T65-E 4-speed automatic (M33)

  • 4-speed FWD electronically controlled automatic overdrive transaxle with electronically controlled torque converter clutch

Gear ratios:

  • First: 2.92:1
  • Second: 1.56:1
  • Third: 1.00:1
  • Fourth: 0.70:1
  • Reverse: 2.38:1
  • Final drive ratio (for FWD and AWD): 3.29:1, with 35/35 sprockets, AWD will be 3.69:1 ratio

Chassis / Suspension


  • Independent, MacPherson strut with coil springs (27 Nm)
  • L-shaped stamped lower control arms and aluminum knuckles


  • FWD: open-section twist axle with integral stabilizer bar, trailing arms with hydraulic bushings.

  • AWD fully independent ("double wishbone") with cast aluminum short- and long-arm control arms, cast aluminum cradle. Rear-drive module integrates suspension and propulsion functions into one unit.

Steering type: Power rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio: Variable 17.6:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3.05


FWD models: Power assisted, 16-inch single-piston vented front / rear discs; 4-wheel ABS optional on base model, standard on all other models

AWD models: Power assisted, 16-inch single piston vented front / rear discs, standard 4-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness:

  • FWD & AWD Models:
      front, 11.7 x 1.3 in.
      rear: 11.8 x .47 in.

  • Total swept area:

      FWD & AWD Models:
        front: 30.38 sq. in.
        rear: 30.07 sq.in.

    Wheel size and type:

    • 17 x 6.5-inch steel; available aluminum

    Exterior Dimensions

    • Wheelbase: 121.1 in.
    • Overall length 205 in.
    • Width: 72 in.
    • Height, without rack: 72 in.


    • front: 62.4 in.
    • rear: 63.3 in.

    Min. ground clearance: 5.5 in.

    Step-in height: 173. in.


    Seating capacity

    • front, 2
    • middle, 2
    • rear, 3

    Head Room

    • Front: 39.8 in.
    • Middle: 38.9 in.
    • Rear: 38.1 in.

    Leg Room:

    • Front: 39.9 in.
    • Middle: 38.9 in.
    • Rear: 36.2 in.

    Shoulder Room:

    • Front: 59.9 in.
    • Middle: 61.2 in.
    • Rear: 48.7 in.

    Cargo Volume:

    • Front: 136.5 cu. ft.
    • Middle: 74.0 cu. ft.
    • Rear: 26.9 cu. ft.


      Trailer towing, with towing package: 3500 lb.

      Fuel tank capacity: 25 gal.

      Engine oil with filter: 4 qt.

      Cooling system: 10.7 qt.

      Cooling system with rear AC: 12.15 qt.

    Source: Saturn Media

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