Compare 2009 Saturn Aura vs 2009 Hyundai Sonata

2009 Saturn Aura
2009 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 $21,182 $22,655
4-Door Sedan I4 XR 22 33 $23,248 $24,865
4-Door Sedan V6 XR 17 26 $25,478 $27,250
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,182
$17,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,655
$18,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Saturn Aura is a neat-looking and responsive mid-size sedan. TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 105.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 188.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3444 3292
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 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.9 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.55
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.79
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89 3.25
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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