In base form, GM's 2.4L Ecotec I4 uses variable valve timing to produce 177 hp. Red Line trim can be ordered for $28,425 (a $3,700 premium), and it includes a 260-hp 2.0L turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder engine. Both engines can be mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission (an $850 option).
The Sky starts at $24,725, and offers several options and packages to choose from, including leather seat inserts, two different Monsoon sound system upgrades (both MP3 capable), and a premium trim package that includes leather seat inserts, a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, metallic finish sill plates, and stainless steel pedal covers.
The Sky Red Line, which carries a base price of $28,425, is aimed at performance enthusiasts. The extra $3,700 buys a 2.0L turbocharged and intercooled version of the Ecotec four making 260 horsepower, a limited slip 3.73 rear axle, traction and stability control systems, performance-oriented suspension tuning, more aggressive performance tires, polished wheels, a high flow stainless exhaust system with dual outlets, and unique red line specific exterior and interior trim pieces.
All in all, the Sky offers great looks, plenty of comfort and convenience features, and just enough space for a weekend getaway for two. Top it all off with an unbeatable fun-per-dollar quotient, and Saturn's first convertible seems to be off to a great start.