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2008 Saturn Aura Styling

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The 2008 Saturn Aura is a mid-size sedan that offers both style and grace when on the road, according to TheCarConnection.com's experts, so even the hard to seduce may find themselves loving it.

The 2008 Saturn Aura is a “fine-looking mid-size family sedan,” Car and Driver says, while Edmunds calls it "sharper" and "more contemporary" than Saturn’s past efforts. Kelley Blue Book echoes this sentiment, noting this Aura 2008's "sleek profile with sharply-defined fender flares," while Automedia attests, “This car wears about as fresh and handsome a suit of clothes as a four-door sedan can…The roofline is a single sweeping curve from front pillar to rear,” and the chrome band across the grille is “repeated in back” with a broad chrome band along the trunk lid. MyRide.com also points out the “chrome grille bar with the red Saturn logo embedded front and center, distinctive upswept headlights, and LED taillights with silver trim."

The 2008 Saturn Aura impresses reviewers inside and out with a modern take on the family four-door.

"Saturn is keeping up with the Joneses," says Cars.com "with two-tone interiors and improved materials quality." The Aura 2008's five-seat cabin features front buckets and a rear bench that can be finished in cloth or leather upholstery. The design is attractive, and Edmunds says that a "pleasing mix of simulated wood and metallic accents" gives the cabin "an upscale ambiance"--although they also say that the "fake stitching," "rough plastic," and "rubbery vinyl trim" is a little too excessive "for a car in this price range." However, opting for the "Moroccan leather" can help "camouflage these missteps." ConsumerGuide appreciates the large gauges in the Saturn Aura and the "mostly handy and intuitive" controls. However, the steering-wheel controls may be "a bit small for easy use."

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