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The Saturn Aura is an excellent choice among midsize sedans. It's modern and fresh, with European character and aesthetic flair....

2008 Saturn Aura Model Comparison

XE Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $23,900.00 $17,425.00 $25,855.00
Destination $650.00 $620.00 $620.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.4L I4 1.8L I4 2.4L I4
Horsepower 164 @ 6400 RPM 138 @ 6300 RPM 173 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 159 @ 5000 RPM 125 @ 3800 RPM 167 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2393 1796 2384
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.9 3.2 X 3.5 3.5 X 3.9
Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.5:1 10.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 24 19
Highway (mpg) 32 32 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3529.6 2921.1 2932.1
Wheelbase (in.) 112.3 102.9 95.1
Length (in.) 190.0 170.5 161.1
Width (in.) 70.3 69.0 71.4
Height (in.) 57.6 57.4 50.2
Track Front (in.) 59.9 58.6 60.7
Track Rear (in.) 60.3 58.6 61.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 2
Front Headroom (in.) 39.4 38.9 38.4
Rear Headroom (in.) 40.5 38.3 N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.2 42.0 42.7
Rear Legroom (in.) 37.6 35.3 N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.9 53.9 52.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.0 52.8 N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.0 51.8 50.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) 52.2 51.4 N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 92.4 50.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link torsion wishbone
Tires 215/60R16 205/55R16 245/45R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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