Compare 2008 Saturn Aura vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2008 Saturn Aura
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan XE
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
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,045
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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. The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
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 - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QAD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QAD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3529 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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 2.05
Trans Order Code
MN5 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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