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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XE 22 30 $19,078 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Green Line 24 32 $22,346 $23,900
4-Door Sedan XR 17 26 $24,006 $25,675
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$18,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,045
$20,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$339 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Saturn Aura is the kind of car people learned to look to the import brands for, and now you can get it from General Motors through Saturn. Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 106.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 58.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 194.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.63 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/50R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QAD NA
Front Tire Size P215/50R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code QAD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3529 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LE5 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400 177 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.95 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.78
Trans Order Code MN5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Aura Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
 
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