Compare 2009 Volkswagen GLI vs 2009 Saturn Aura

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2009 Saturn Aura
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4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,094
$21,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,770
$22,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Saturn Aura is a neat-looking and responsive mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.3 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 10.63 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)
12.3 x 0.98 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QGG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3290 3444
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 169 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 2.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 2.94
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Saturn Aura
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7

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