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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
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5-Door HB XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB XE 24 32 $14,843 $15,875
5-Door HB XR 24 32 $16,292 $17,425
3-Door HB XR 24 32 $17,180 $18,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$14,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$15,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Astra has the body styles, the fuel economy and the feel of a winner.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 92.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 58.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 170.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 12.2
Brakes
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)
12.28 x 0.98 12.2 x 1.0
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)
11.26 x 0.47 10.4 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QJV
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QJV
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 139
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 139
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1388
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1388
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100 2921
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA 2H0
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.14
Trans Order Code
GVT MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Saturn Astra
Body Style
2 Door HB 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Semi-independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA

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