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2008 Saturn Astra Trim Comparison

Base Hatchback
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General Pricing

Resale Value $18,375.00
Destination $620.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4
Horsepower 138 @ 6300 RPM
Torque 125 @ 3800 RPM
Valves 4
Displacement (cc) 1796
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24
Highway (mpg) 32

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2832.9
Wheelbase (in.) 102.9
Length (in.) 170.5
Width (in.) 69.0
Height (in.) 55.8
Track Front (in.) 58.6
Track Rear (in.) 58.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.6
Front Legroom (in.) 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.9
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 89.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut
Rear Suspension torsion
Tires 225/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A
CD Player Yes
CD Changer N/A
DVD Player N/A
Navigation Aid N/A


Cruise Control Std.
Tilt Steering Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std.


Driver Airbag Std.
Front Side Airbag Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std.

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