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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 Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)
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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 I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
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 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
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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 189.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 15.0
Brakes
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 - 11.06 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QAD NA
Front Tire Size P215/50R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QAD NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/50R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3529 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Aura Toyota Camry
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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