Compare 2008 Volkswagen R32 vs 2008 Saturn Astra

2008 Volkswagen R32
2008 Saturn Astra
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 18 23 $31,283 $32,990
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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
$31,283
$14,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,990
$15,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / 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
18 mpg 24 mpg
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 92.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.50 3.31
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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