2001 Saturn S-Series Overview

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 1,224 nationwide S-Series listings starting at $850.

ZIP:

Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.

Zip:

Trims

3 Dr SC1 Coupe
28 national listings
3 Dr SC2 Coupe
53 national listings
4 Dr SL Sedan
11 national listings
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
50 national listings
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
64 national listings
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
5 national listings

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 790
#2 helpmeplease
helpmeplease
Reputation 460
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 360
View All

Average User Score

3.95 stars

Based on 34 reviews

Road Blade by D.j.
 — Twin Cam LLO engine creates a great power to weight ratio, wish it was a manual tranny. Runs amazing with great style and awesome gas mileage. With a MagnaFlow cat-back with an XL Turbo muffler (no ri... Read More
S-series Sc by Antoine
 — * Performance – acceleration 0-100kmh = ~ 9 secs - Max Speed = Electronic Lock 165 kmh *Gas Mileage - full tank = 650 - 700 km on highway ... Read More
One Of The Best Cars I Have. by Jordan
 — What can i say? this car is one of the best cars that I have ever had. Only has 93,000 miles and the power and build are great. The best thing about my Saturn is the color. It is a bright yellow and I... Read More

2001 Saturn S-Series Overview

Overall User Score

3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.95

Based on 34 reviews

2001 Saturn S-Series

The 2001 Saturn S-Series features some upgrades in bells and whistles, functions, and exterior.  Power steering now comes standard in all sedans.  In addition, the coupe's makeover from mid 2000 carries into 2001 with revised fenders, spoiler, doors, lamps, and hood.  A cd player now comes standard in both coupes.  The SC2 now has standard power door locks, power windows, cruise control, and power mirrors.  Finally, new automatic transmission fluid should help alleviate the S-Series oil guzzling tendencies.
Otherwise, the 2001 S-Series maintains the same 6 trims from 2000: the 3 door SC1 and SC2 coupes, SW2 wagon, and SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  All trims have standard 5 speed manual transmission.  In addition, all trims except the SL have an option for 4 speed automatic.  The SL, SL1, and SC1 have a 1.9 L, 100 hp I4 engine while the SL2, SC2, and SW2 go with a modified 124 hp version.  Sedans and wagons seat 5 while coupes seat 4.  Gas mileage across trims generally goes from 27 mpg in the city to 38 mpg on the highway.  Cargo space ranges from 11.4 cubic feet in coupes to 12.1 in sedans to 24.9 in wagons.  Air conditioning comes standard in the SC2, SL2, and SW2, optional in the SL, SL1, and SC1.
Saturn S-Series owners have always prioritized functionality and good gas mileage over comfort.  Reviewers have issues with interior space, engine noise, and rattling.  Despite the lingering concerns, Saturn has created a niche for itself as a budget-conscious company that gives its consumers a good deal.  Don't expect that to change in the near future.

Updated

What's your take on the 2001 Saturn S-Series?

Barbara Hedges
  • Report

People researching a 2001 Saturn S-Series contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan, exterior
Saturn S-Series
29% of the time
Ford Focus
8% of the time
Nissan Altima
8% of the time
S-Series
Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?
CarGurus has 1,224 nationwide S-Series listings starting at $850.
ZIP:

Saturn S-Series Questions

themarshall
0

2001 Sc1 (3-door) Intake Manifold Replacement Part

Thanks in advance for your help. Not a car guy here. My wife's work car is a 2001 SC1. We are having to replace the motor. The mechanic said I had to also get a manifold. I purchased one via ebay...

6 views with no answers yet
akasnacker
25

2001 Saturn Sc2 Loud Pulse Noise In Radio Only On The Am Band Fm Band Is Fi...

Hi I own a 2001 Saturn SC2 it has a loud pulse noise in the radio only on the AM band FM band is fine plus cars voltage drops a whole point from 13.2 to 12.2 in an instant happening only once in a whi...

57 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
gonzo1595
0

How Do You Burp The Radiator Coolant On A 01 Saturn Sl1. Where Is The Bleed...

where is the radiator cap on a a saturn sl1 and/or where is the bleeder valve for burping the radiator and coolant system?

32 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Cherie Sandretzky
0

Can A 96 Saturn Motor Fit Into My 01 Saturn? They Are Both Single Cam, Jus...

96 single cam engine, go into a 01 saturn?

6 views with no answers yet
Bhawk0790
10

2001 Saturn Sl1 Has A No Crank No Start Problem??

Hey guys I've got a no crank no start problem with my 01saturn sl1. All the lights turn on but no crank. Got starter checked, it's fine. Got battery checked and they said the cells were bad so I ...

34 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)