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Saturn lightly referred to its wagons as "sedans with a backpack." Chief competition came from the Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer wagons and Subaru's Impreza wagon.

Year-to-year changes[]


Saturn's wagons were offered in two trim levels: base SW1 and upscale SW2. The SW1 had a single-cam version of the 1.9-liter Four with 85 horsepower.

The SW2 got the added power of the twin-cam, 4-valve-per-cylinder, 1.9-liter Four, good for 124 horsepower. Both engines were available with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Standard equipment differences between the models included front and rear stabilizer bars and larger, 15-in. wheels for the SW2. Antilock brakes were an option for both models, as was traction control with ABS and automatic transmission. Both models had nearly identical option lists, with variable-effort power steering and a leather interior for the SW2 the notable exceptions.


The SW1's 1.9-liter Four engine was upgraded this year from 85 to 100 horsepower. The increased power came from a new multiport fuel-injection system that replaced the 1994 model's throttle body injection.

While the wagon's exterior treatment was essentially a carryover, the real news was in the passenger compartment. Dual airbags replaced the former motorized belts. A totally new instrument cluster with a more contemporary, rounded appearance featured a larger, easier-to-read tach and speedometer. The entire panel was easier to see, thanks to a new 2-spoke steering wheel.

Retail prices[]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1993 SW1 $10,895 $315 August 13, 1992
1993 SW2 $12,195 $315 August 13, 1992
1993 SW1 $10,995 $315 Q1 1993
1993 SW2 $12,295 $315 Q1 1993
1994 SW1 $11,695 $330 July 13, 1993
1994 SW2 $12,595 $330 July 13, 1993
1995 SW1 $11,695 $360 July 25, 1994
1995 SW2 $12,695 $360 July 25, 1994
1996 SW1 $11,995 $390 July 17, 1995
1996 SW2 $12,895 $390 July 17, 1995
1997 SW1 $12,595 $400 July 29, 1996
1997 SW2 $13,935 $400 July 29, 1996