Compare 2008 Saturn Astra vs 2008 Ford Focus

2008 Saturn Astra
2008 Ford Focus
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5-Door HB XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB XE 24 32 $14,843 $15,875
5-Door HB XR 24 32 $16,292 $17,425
3-Door HB XR 24 32 $17,180 $18,375
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,843
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,875
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Astra has the body styles, the fuel economy and the feel of a winner. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 93.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
170.5 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QJV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QJV NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1388 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1388 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
139 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
139 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2921 2588
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
2H0 99N
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 140 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.14
Trans Order Code
MM3 NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saturn Astra Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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