2007 SATURN RELAY

New for 2007
  • 3.9L V-6 SFI engine with variable valve timing standard on all models
  • StabiliTrak standard on all extended length passenger models
  • 17-inch machined aluminum wheels standard on Relay 3
  • Dual-zone manual climate control with individual settings for driver and right-front passenger now standard on Relay 3
  • Four new exterior colours: Cosmic Quartz, Polar Blue Metallic, Gold Mist and Cocoa
  • Relay 1
Model Lineup
 

Engine

Transmission

 

3.9L V-6

4-speed auto (Hydra-Matic 4T65)

Relay 1

s

s

Relay 2 FWD

s

s

Relay 3 FWD

s

s

Key:

Standard

s


2007 RELAY DELIVERS SAFETY, POWER, VERSATILITY WITH SUV STYLE

The Relay offers smooth, sedan performance, bold SUV styling and the interior space and versatility of a van. For 2007, Saturn upgrades the seven-passenger Relay with the GM 3.9L V-6 with variable valve timing (VVT) as standard on all models. This powerful and refined V-6 delivers 240 horsepower (179 kW) and 240 lb.-ft. (325 Nm) of torque.*

For 2007, the Relay lineup includes front-wheel drive passenger models available on Relay 1, 2 and 3 trim lines. Additional new and changed features for 2007 include:

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control is now standard on all passenger models.
  • New 17-inch aluminum wheel design and 17-inch five-spoke bright chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • New standard features on Relay 3, including dual-zone manual climate control with individual settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Four exterior colours: Cosmic Quartz, Polar Blue Metallic, Gold Mist and Cocoa (mid-year availability)

Responsive performance

The 3.9L V-6, now standard on all Relay models, is coupled with GM's proven Hydra-Matic 4T65 electronically controlled automatic overdrive transaxle. This sophisticated power plant uses premium-engine features, such as variable valve timing and active intake technology, to deliver optimal performance and economy. This larger-displacement engine also provides more usable power across the rpm range than the previous 3.5L V-6, with 90 percent of torque available from 1,800 rpm to 5,800 rpm.

Later in the model year, a FlexFuel version of the engine, capable of running on E85 ethanol fuel, will be available for fleet applications. E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and 15 percent gasoline. It delivers similar performance as regular gasoline and is a renewable fuel. E85 burns cleaner than regular gasoline, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

When properly equipped, the Relay can tow up to 1,588 kg. (3,500 pounds). The available Trailering Provisions package includes a 125-amp alternator, engine oil cooler, a heavy-duty engine cooling system and trailer wiring harness.

SUV looks with van convenience

While its exterior is sporty and SUV-like, Relay provides the functionality and convenience that mid-van customers need and appreciate: passenger and cargo-carrying flexibility, a high degree of safety, fuel economy, low step-in height, and excellent ride and handling. Its 50/50 split third-row bench seat can be folded to create a level load floor when combined with the standard rear storage bin.

The interior also features a front overhead console and a standard overhead rail system. The rail system integrates the rear HVAC and audio controls, lighting and rear-seat entertainment system/DVD into a single unit. Its snap-in storage and accessory modules provide more functional, flexible storage.

Each of the available three storage modules is about 305 mm (12 inches) wide and 229 mm to 254 mm (9 inches to 10 inches) deep, with doors that flip open. These allow customers to snap in any variety of specially designed inserts, for items such as CDs, sunglasses, cell phones, PDAs or a first-aid kit.

The Relay also offers a rear storage system. With its doors closed, the box-like cargo system's height lines up with that of the folded third-row seat, providing a level load floor for carrying items behind the second row. The cargo system's doors line up with the dividing line on the split/folding third-row seat, allowing users to create a flat load floor for carrying long objects on one side while permitting passengers to sit on the other side. Second-row bucket seats can be folded and tumbled up against the front seats for increased storage, and an available toy box can be installed between them (Relay 1 and 2). Captain's chairs, standard on Relay 3, fold flat to permit long objects such as building supplies, ladders, etc.

Plenty of entertainment choices, including PhatNoise

The Relay is distinguished by its wide choice of passenger entertainment systems, including an optional Mobile Digital Media Powered by PhatNoise. This system uses a pocket-sized, 40-gigabyte hard drive cartridge that installs in the Relay's overhead rail system. The system's capabilities include:

  • Storing and playing back up to 10,000 songs in MP3, WMA or WAV formats
  • Storing and playing up to 40 typical movies in MPEG 4 format
  • Storing and playing a combination of songs and movies
  • The ability to provide the software for playing classic video games
  • The ability to provide a voice-browsing interface - if the driver wants to listen to music, the system tells him or her over the radio speakers the song's name, allowing the driver to run through a list of stored music using radio or steering wheel buttons
  • Listening to audio books, magazine or newspaper articles transferred from a PC or downloaded from the Internet
  • Allowing simultaneous listening to two entertainment sources

The PhatNoise system's hard drive cartridge is easily removable, so it can be connected to a home PC or laptop to download computer files for playback in the Relay, giving passengers an unprecedented level of entertainment customization.

A six-disc, in-dash CD/MP3 player and XM Satellite Radio are optional on all trim levels. The Relay also comes standard with dual wireless headphones.

XM Satellite Radio is available as a factory-installed option on more than 50 GM models. XM provides commercial-free music of every genre plus the best in news, sports, comedy and kids programming, available from coast to coast and in superior digital quality sound. Every XM-equipped GM vehicle includes three trial months beyond which service fees apply.

Safety before, during and after a crash

From its inception, Saturn has been committed to the idea that safety isn't just for customers who can afford a luxury vehicle. The Relay continues this tradition by providing continuous safety before, during and after a crash.

Crash avoidance was a priority in the design of the Relay. Large, four-wheel, anti-lock disc brakes are standard, as is StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. Traction control is also standard on all Relay models.

StabiliTrak helps improve stability and control. It's particularly beneficial on slick road surfaces or during emergency maneuvers. Sensors detect the direction the driver is steering by "reading" the steering wheel position and the vehicle's response to steering wheel input. When the system determines that the vehicle is not responding adequately to steering commands, it works to help bring it on course by automatically reducing engine torque and applying precise amounts of pressure to front right or left brakes. These automatic brake and engine interventions help realign the vehicle's actual path with that intended by the driver.

The Relay also was designed with crashworthiness and occupant protection in mind. It has achieved a five-star government safety rating for frontal crashes and a five-star rating for rear occupants in the government side-impact test, as well as a four-star rating for front-seat occupants. The Relay also earned the top "Good" rating for 64 km/h (40-mph) frontal offset crash performance from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Relay features structural enhancements to create a crush zone that helps preserve occupant space while absorbing energy. Cross-rail reinforcements enhance stiffness and bolster crash protection.

Also available, seat-mounted side-impact air bags in the second row captain's chairs help provide head and torso protection for second-row occupants. First-row side-impact air bags are available and second-row air bags are also available on both Relay 2 and Relay 3.

Standard, frontal dual-stage air bags for both driver and front passenger are designed to help reduce the risk of air bag-induced injury. When the air bag system's control unit detects an impact, it determines whether the crash is severe enough to trigger a deployment, and whether the primary amount of inflation is sufficient. The primary stage alone will deploy in most front impacts requiring the supplemental protection of an air bag, while a secondary stage is designed to deploy in more severe frontal collisions.

In addition, the Relay has GM's Passenger Sensing System (PSS). If the sensor system detects an unoccupied front passenger seat or the presence of a smaller occupant, the front passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn off so it would not deploy in the event of a frontal collision. (Even with this system, GM strongly recommends restraining child passengers in an appropriate child seat placed in the second or third row of the vehicle. Never install a rear-facing infant seat in front of an active air bag. GM also recommends that all children age 12 and under ride in the rear seat when possible.)

Safety belts remain the primary occupant restraint device, and all seven seating positions in the Relay have three-point safety belts. Retractors for front seating positions have built-in load limiters that allow a controlled amount of give in the belt, thereby reducing the peak load on the chest during a crash.

The Relay also has pretensioners in the front safety belt system that deploy at the same time as the frontal air bags to take up slack in the safety belt webbing. Pretensioners also help reduce the amount of occupant movement in the event of a crash to help reduce the risk of injury.

The Relay is equipped with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system in all second-row seating positions. This system provides two lower anchors and a top tether anchor to be used to secure a child seat to the vehicle seat structure. A top tether is also provided in the centre position of the third-row. These anchorages are designed to make it easier to properly install compatible child safety seats.

For post-crash assistance and other safety and security needs, OnStar is a segment exclusive and is standard in all Relay models. The Relay features OnStar dual-mode (analogue-digital) equipment. OnStar's digital equipment also includes enhanced hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in Canada. Using the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally mounted antenna for greater reception.

Interior refinements

The Relay's interior styling is refined and upscale, with close attention paid to fit and finish. The interior includes a sporty three-spoke steering wheel, with ebony rim and centre trim matching the upper part of the instrument panel and the upper door trim. Relay 3 models have a leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls.

The Relay uses a light maple colour wood grain for its radio and HVAC trim plate and on the door switch plates. Relay interiors are available in an ebony upper / medium gray lower colour combination and an ebony upper / medium cashmere lower combination.

Seats on Relay 1 and 2 feature cloth inserts with bolsters made of protein vinyl that provides leather-like look, feel and wear. The protein vinyl also is used for door trim. Leather-appointed seats are optional with the Relay 3.

Standard features on Relay 1 and 2 include power heated outside mirrors; power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, and front passenger visor vanity mirror. The Relay 2 has a rear-seat entertainment/DVD system that is integrated into the overhead rail system which is also designed for use of the available accessory storage modules. The Relay 3 adds body-colour door handles; a six-way power driver's seat; rear HVAC; and a Preferred Package that includes the rear cargo-area storage module, power rear quarter windows, illuminated visor vanity and a theft-deterrent system.

Taking comfort to a higher level, the Relay 2 offers an optional factory-installed remote vehicle starter system (standard on Relay 3), allowing the driver to get a head start on heating or cooling the car's interior from a range of about 60 m (196 feet). The remote vehicle starter system is activated from the remote key fob by first pressing the "lock" button, then pressing and holding the remote start button for 1.5 seconds. This two-step process helps prevent inadvertent activation, locks the car and engages the anti-theft system.

A universal home remote feature, standard on Relay 3, allows drivers to program home devices such as lights and garage doors for added convenience and security.

Clean, SUV-like styling

The Relay's exterior combines clean and contemporary design with a sturdy, SUV-like stance.

Wide, prominent, exposed C-pillars - an SUV styling cue - reinforce the Relay's strong yet refined look. Standard 17-inch, six-lug wheels and wide tires also contribute to a robust, aggressive SUV-like stance.

The optional exterior brushed aluminum roof rails complete the picture. These uniquely designed rails are tubular-shaped with a satin finish, which help give the vehicle a rugged, purposeful stance.

The Relay 2 features standard steel wheels with a composite centre bolt-on disc, a six-spoke design and the Saturn emblem in the middle. The uplevel Relay 3 has six-spoke bright silver painted aluminum wheels that feature Saturn's emblem.

*Horsepower and torque SAE certified. A new voluntary power and torque certification procedure developed by the SAE Engine Test Code committee was approved March 31, 2005. This procedure (J2723) ensures fair, accurate ratings for horsepower and torque by allowing manufacturers to certify their engines through third-party witness testing. GM was the first automaker to begin using this procedure and expects to use it for all newly rated engines in the future.

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Contacts:
GM of Canada Communications
Tony LaRocca
Phone: 905-644-1804
Fax: 905-644-3873
E-mail: tony.larocca@gm.com


STANDARD AND OPTIONAL FEATURES

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

Doors - power passenger-side rear door

-

O

O

Mirrors - dual remote control, power heated, black

S

S

S

Package - Preferred: Ultrasonic rear parking assist and power driver-side door

-

O

O

Roof rack - side rails only

-

-

S

Ultrasonic rear parking assist (requires Convenience package and side sliding door)

-

O

O

Wheels - 17" x 6.5" steel with full covers

S

S

-

Wheels - 17" x 6.5" cast aluminum

-

O

S

Windshield washer / wiper - rear with defogger

S

S

S

INTERIOR FEATURES

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

Air conditioning - with shut-off dash vents

S

S

S

Air conditioning - dual zone, front with positive shut-off at dash vents

-

-

S

Air conditioning - rear with separate rear and front climate controls

-

O

S

Console - overhead rail system with interior lighting shut off switch

-

S

S

Convenience centre - rear

S

S

S

Cruise control

-

S

S

Garage door opener - Universal home remote and overhead storage bin with sunglass insert

-

-

S

Instrumentation - Driver Information Centre with outside temperature and compass display and personalization capabilities

-

-

S

Package - Convenience: dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, power third row vent windows and Saturn Security System

-

O

S

Package - Power I: includes power operated right side sliding side door, 6-way power driver's seat adjuster

-

-

-

Package - Power II: includes rear parking aid and power operated left side sliding side door (requires Convenience package and power operated right side sliding side door)

-

-

O

Package - Premium: includes heated leather seats and driver and front passenger 6-way seat adjuster (requires Safety package)

-

-

O

Rail system - overhead

-

S

S

Rail system - overhead rail storage bins (2) with CD / DVD case and first-aid kit

-

O

O

Steering wheel - deluxe leather wrapped with radio controls

-

-

S

Windows - power, door locks and heated exterior mirrors; remote keyless entry; cruise control

S

S

S

SEATS

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

Seat Adjusters - 2 way manual driver seat, 2 way manual passenger seat

S

S

-

Seat Adjusters - 6 way power driver's seat and 2 way manual passenger seat

-

O

S

1st row - 2 front reclining captain seats with inboard armrests and seat back storage compartment; 2nd row - 2 passenger modular flip and fold bucket seats; 3rd row - 3 passenger removable folding 50/50 split bench

S

-

-

1st row - 2 front reclining captain seats with inboard armrests, seat back storage compartment and food management tray; 2nd row - 2 passenger modular flip and fold bucket seats; 3rd row - 3 passenger removable folding 50/50 split bench

-

S

-

1st row - 2 front reclining captain seats with inboard armrests, seat back storage compartment and food management tray; 2nd row - 2 passenger modular flip and fold bucket seats with seat back storage compartment and food management tray; 3rd row - 3 passenger removable folding 50/50 split bench

-

O

S

SOUND SYSTEMS

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

CD/MP3 player with AM / FM stereo and eight speakers

S

S

S

DVD entertainment system with 17.7 cm (7 in.), flip-down LCD screen and remote control

-

S

S

Entertainment Package - dual channel wireless headphones, 115-volt power outlet and second row toy box (toy box available with bucket seats only)

-

S

S

GPS navigation system - 16.5 cm (6.5-in.) in-dash touch screen and CD / MP3 player with eight speakers (interim availability)

-

-

O

PhatNoise Mobile Digital Media - 40 gigabyte removable hard drive that connects to a PC providing the ability to download hundreds of hours of music, audio books, movies and games (not available with overhead storage bin)

-

O

O

Rear seat audio controls, auxiliary audio / video jacks and dual headphone jacks

S

S

S

Six-disc, in-dash CD / MP3 player with AM / FM stereo and eight speakers

-

O

O

XM Satellite Radio: features up to 100 channels of commercial-free music and the best in news, sports, talk, comedy and entertainment; digital quality sound with coast-to-coast coverage (includes three months of trial service beyond which service fees apply)

-

O

O

MECHANICAL

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

Brakes - four-wheel anti-lock disc

S

S

S

Drivetrain - front-engine/front-wheel drive

S

S

S

Engine - 3.9-litre, OHV, V-6

S

S

S

Engine - remote start

-

O

S

Package - Touring: sport-tuned suspension with front stabilizer bar, specifically-tuned shock valving, touring tires, inflator tool kit and Automatic Level Control (requires Safety Package)

-

S

S

Suspension - front independent MacPherson struts with stabilizer bar; rear semi-independent twist beam axle with stabilizer bar

S

S

S

Transmission - 4-speed, automatic

S

S

S

Trailering Package – includes trailer wiring harness, heavy duty turn signal flasher

-

-

O

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Relay.1

Relay.2

Relay.3

Air bags - dual-stage front air bags with Passenger Sensing System

S

S

S

Air bags - first row side-impact air bags

-

O

O

Air bags - Second row side-impact air bags (requires captain's chairs on Relay.2); requires power operated right side sliding side door

-

O

O

Headlights - automatic headlamps and daytime running lamps

S

S

S

OnStar System with one-year Safe & Sound Service Plan

S

S

S

Roadside Assistance

S

S

S

Safety restraints - Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH) in second row seating positions

S

S

S

Seat belts - height-adjustable front safety belts with pretensioners and energy-absorbing retractors

S

S

S

Seat belts - three-point safety belts in all seating positions

S

S

S

StabiliTrak - vehicle stability enhancement system

S

S

S

Theft deterrent system - PASSKey III

S

S

S

Traction control - electronic, full-function, engine and brakes

S

S

S

Warranty - 3 Year / 60,000 km, complete base warranty coverage (The warranty coverage is measured by year / km, whichever comes first, to correct any defects in materials or workmanship occurring during the warranty period. Regular maintenance is not included. Other restrictions, exclusions and limitations apply. See your Saturn Retailer for complete details of the Saturn new vehicle warranty coverage.)

S

S

S

Warranty - 5 Year / 160,000 km, powertrain component warranty with $0 deductible (Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See retailer for details.)

S

S

S

S - Standard Equipment. O - Optional Equipment.


SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Models:

Saturn Relay 2, and 3 FWD

Body style / driveline:

Front-drive, front-engine, 7-passenger crossover sport van

Construction:

Unibody design with ladder-frame underbody construction; stamped steel

EPA vehicle class:

Mid-van

Manufacturing location:

Doraville, Georgia

Key competitors:

Honda Odyssey, Ford Freestar, Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest

Engines

 

3900 3.9L V-6 (LZ9)

Type:

3.9L OHV V-6

Displacement (cc / cu in):

3880 / 237

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

99 x 84 / 3.90 x 3.31

Block material:

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Ignition system:

Quick Sync 58X; platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

Sequential electronic multi-port fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.8:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

240 / 179 @ 6000*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

240 / 332 @ 4800*

Recommended fuel:

87 octane

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6400

Emissions controls:

Close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

Estimated fuel economy

 

Mi / imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

22 / 33 / 26 (LZ9)
flexible fuel - gasoline: 21 / 33 / 25 (LGD)
flexible fuel - ethanol: 16 / 25 / 19 (LGD)

L / 100km (city / hwy / combined)

13.1 / 8.5 / 11.0 (LZ9)
flexible fuel - gasoline: 13.2 / 8.5 / 11.1 (LGD)
flexible fuel - ethanol: 17.8 / 11.5 / 14.9 (LGD)

Transmission

 

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

Type:

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

Gear ratios (:1):

 

First:

2.92

Second:

1.56

Third:

1.00

Fourth:

0.70

Reverse:

2.38

Final drive ratio (for FWD and AWD):

3.29 (FWD)
2.69 (AWD)

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

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

Rear:

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

Steering type:

Power rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

Variable 17.6:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3.05

Brakes

Type:

Power assisted, 16-inch single-piston vented front / rear discs; 4-wheel ABS standard on all models

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

front: 297 x 32 / 11.7 x 1.3
rear: 300 x 12 / 11.8 x .47

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front: 196 / 30.38
rear: 194 / 30.07

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

std: 17 x 6.5-inch steel, with styled bolt-on cover and six-spoke design;
opt: six-spoke bright silver painted aluminum

Tires:

std: P225/60R17 Goodyear all-season touring
opt: P225/60R17 Continental all-season touring

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

3077 / 121.1

Overall length (mm / in):

5205 / 204.9

Width (mm / in):

1830 / 72

Height, without rack (mm / in):

1830 / 72

Track (mm / in):

front: 1586 / 62.4
rear: 1598 / 62.9

Min. ground clearance (mm / in):

139 / 5.5

Step-in height (mm / in):

438.4 / 17.3

Curb weight (kg / lb):

S1: 1919 / 4221
S2: TBD

Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Seating capacity

2

2

3

Headroom (mm / in):

1011 / 39.8

988 / 38.9

968 / 38.1

Legroom (mm / in):

1013 / 39.9

987.4 / 38.9

920 / 36.2

Shoulder room (mm / in):

1521 / 59.9

1555 / 61.2

1236 / 48.7

Capacities

Cargo volume, front (L / cu ft):

3865 / 136.5

Cargo volume, second (L / cu ft):

2095 / 74

Cargo volume, third (L / cu ft):

762 / 26.9

Trailer towing, with towing package (kg / lb):

1588 / 3500

Fuel tank capacity (L / imp.gal):

94.6 / 20.8

*Horsepower and torque SAE certified. A new voluntary power and torque certification procedure developed by the SAE Engine Test Code committee was approved March 31, 2005. This procedure (J2723) ensures fair, accurate ratings for horsepower and torque by allowing manufacturers to certify their engines through third-party witness testing. GM was the first automaker to begin using this procedure and expects to use it for all newly rated engines in the future.