Compare 2009 Volkswagen GLI vs 2009 Saturn Aura

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2009 Saturn Aura
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4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
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4-Door Sedan I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 $21,182 $22,655
4-Door Sedan I4 XR 22 33 $23,248 $24,865
4-Door Sedan V6 XR 17 26 $25,478 $27,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,094
$21,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,770
$22,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Saturn Aura is a neat-looking and responsive mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.3 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 112.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.98 11.65 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)
11.3 x 0.47 10.63 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QGG
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3290 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 125
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 2.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Saturn Aura
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7

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