Compare 2009 Saturn Astra vs 2009 BMW 3-Series

2009 Saturn Astra
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$33,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW 3-Series is an enthusiast's dream, yet not-quite-perfect safety ratings, smallish rear seats, and some fussy controls might wrinkle potential buyers' noses.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
- Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
- Gas I6
Fuel System
- MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.66
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.46
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW 3 Series
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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