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Selected Style 2-Door HB *Ltd Avail* 5-Door HB XE
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Trim

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
$31,283
$14,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,990
$15,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.1 92.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 170.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.4
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) 60.3 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.7 12.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 43.4 - TBD -
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 10.4 x 0.4
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) 13.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/40YR18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QJV
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/40YR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QJV
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1388
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1388
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 139
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 139
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3547 2921
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2800 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA 2H0
Displacement 3.2L/195 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 24
Transmission
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.50 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.14
Trans Order Code NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.80 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.12
Trans Description Cont. DSG w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.73
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Volkswagen R32 Saturn Astra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Semi-independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link NA
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 -
 
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