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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 GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,045
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$363 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 95
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.63 x - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
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 - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 37.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.3
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QAD NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QAD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3529 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code LE5 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.95 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.43
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.18
Trans Order Code MN5 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Saturn Aura Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Strut Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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