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2005 Saturn L-Series

  • 2005 Saturn L-Series L 300 Sedan

    L 300 Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      182/190
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,370
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2005 Saturn L-Series Review

An appealing vehicle with all the effort put forth to ensure occupant safety.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2005 Saturn L-Series is a generous vehicle with ample lines and an attractive exterior. It features a suave look achieved with the front brand badge of the Saturn line and the signature grille fitted on the front face. The interior fittings keep the manufacturing costs low, which may compromise the quality of some of the fittings but makes it an affordable vehicle. Nevertheless, it remains an appealing vehicle with safety features that make it family friendly.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Saturn L300

What's New

The 2005 Saturn L-Series offers one trim and one transmission option. The safety features highlights the bulk of the work and include side airbags, ABS, and traction control.

Exterior

The 2005 Saturn L-Series comes fitted with heated power mirrors, and it stands at a tall ground clearance of 5.7 inches, running on 16-inch alloy wheels fitted with P215/55R H all-season tires. Its ample dimensions measure 68.5 inches wide, 56.4 inches tall, and 190.4 inches long. It stands on a 106.5-inch wheelbase and hauls 17.5 cubic feet of cargo.

Interior

The Saturn L-Series provides 39.3 inches of headroom, 42.3 inches of legroom, and 55.7 inches of shoulder room. These dimensions make it comfortable for most adults. The driver’s seat comes fitted with manually adjustable back support, while both the front passenger and the driver get a height-adjustable seat. All of the seats in the L-Series come upholstered in cloth. The rear offers 38 inches of headroom, 35.4 inches of legroom, and 56.1 of shoulder room with a bench back seat with a split-folding seatback and a folding center armrest with storage. Convenience and comfort features include air-conditioning, and power features include power steering and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel.

The 2005 Saturn L-Series' steering wheel has cruise and audio controls mounted on it, while other power features include power windows and power door locks with remote function. Storage spaces include the front console, front and rear cup holders, and door pockets on the front doors. The trunk has remote trunk release and a light, and reading lights improve visibility in both the front and in the rear, while the driver and front passenger each get an illuminating mirror. The entertainment and communication fittings include an AM/FM radio with a single CD player supported by a mast antenna, seven speakers, and one subwoofer.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Saturn L-Series contains a 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 182 hp at 5600 rpm and 190 lb-ft of torque. It uses front drive with a four-speed automatic transmission. The suspension fittings include a MacPherson strut suspension, a multilink rear suspension, and a four-wheel independent suspension with four-wheel ABS. It also comes fitted with solid disc brakes in the front and rear, traction control, and electronic brake force distribution.

Safety

Safety features for the 2005 Saturn L-Series include head airbags in the front and height-adjustable headrests for all passengers. The height adjustment ensures that the headrest fits the seat-occupant’s neck correctly to protect him or her from whiplash in the event of an impact. Additional safety features include child seat anchors in the rear and rear-door child safety locks, a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, and an emergency trunk release lever in the interior of the trunk in case a person gets stuck in the trunk. Daytime running lights and dusk-sensing headlamps further improve safety.

EPA Fuel Economy

Saturn L300: 21/28 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Styling
  • Safety
  • Price

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Interior upholstery

Sum Up

An appealing vehicle with all the effort put forth to ensure occupant safety.

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