Compare 2008 Saturn Aura vs 2008 Honda Accord Sedan

2008 Saturn Aura
2008 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XE 22 30 $19,078 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Green Line 24 32 $22,346 $23,900
4-Door Sedan XR 17 26 $24,006 $25,675
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$18,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,045
$20,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$339 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Aura is the kind of car people learned to look to the import brands for, and now you can get it from General Motors through Saturn. Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 106.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
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)
10.63 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.56
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QAD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
QAD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3529 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 177 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.78
Trans Order Code
MN5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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