Compare 2008 Saturn Astra vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

2008 Saturn Astra
2004 Honda Civic Classic
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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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Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,843
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,875
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Astra has the body styles, the fuel economy and the feel of a winner.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 91.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 51.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
170.5 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.6 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
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 7.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
QJV NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/70SR14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QJV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
139 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
139 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1388 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1388 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2921 2449
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 70
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 115 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
2H0 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 38
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.87
Trans Order Code
MM3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.24
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Astra Honda Civic
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut

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