2008 Saturn Aura Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$20,045-$25,675
$19,079-$24,006
20 /CITY / 29 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability
Available Trims for the 2008 Saturn Aura
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name XE (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20045.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name Green Line (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23900.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
Name XR (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25675.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket includes driver manual lumbar control and adjustable head restraints
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power vertical
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with 2 outboard adjustable head restraints
  • Console, front with padded sliding armrest, lined dual bin storage, 12-volt power outlet, automatic-sliding tambour door that covers (2) cup holders, coin well and cell phone holder
  • Sill plates, front door, bright
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted Driver Information Center and cruise controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Driver Information Center, multi-lingual, includes seven information displays (dual trip odometers, fuel range, fuel economy, average speed, outside temperature, vehicle mileage and remaining oil life), nine-feature personalization options and 23 warning messages
  • Instrumentation, LED analog with speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and multi-lingual Driver Information Center
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and Express-Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Retained accessory power
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection, delayed locking and child security
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Trunk release, power, remote
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Power outlets, 2 - 12-volt located in front floor console and center stack storage compartment
  • Cup holders, dual front and rear (4)
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, extendable
  • Lighting, interior, includes overhead and door pocket ambient LED
  • Instrumentation, Green Line, LED analog with Charge/Assist gauge, Eco light and Autostop indicator within tachometer, speedometer, temperature, fuel and multi-lingual Driver Information Center
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger, seat cushions and seatbacks (Included and only available with (PDC) Convenience Package or (PCQ) Premium Trim Package.)
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Seat adjuster, 8-way power driver
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • TAPshift manual shift control, on steering wheel
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke with five-spoke trim
  • Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Moldings, bright window reveal
  • Moldings, bright bodyside
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • CHMSL, center high-mounted stop light, LED illumination
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Fog lamps, front projector beam
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, folding
  • Wipers, front intermittent, controlled-cycle
  • License plate bracket, front
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) five-spoke machined alloy
  • Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall
  • Tire inflation kit, deletes spare tire, jack and tool kit
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) multi-spoke ultra-bright alloy
  • Tires, P225/50R18 touring, blackwall
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, folding
  • Door handles, bright
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Includes NW9 traction control)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, 125 amps
  • Exhaust, single stainless-steel with chrome tip
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder hybrid (164 hp [122.3 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 159 lb-ft of torque [214.7 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, Green Line-specific
  • Generator, Hybrid motor
  • Hybrid Propulsion Equipment, electric, parallel, 3kW continuous power
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS), variable effort
  • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V6 (252 hp [187.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 251 lb-ft of torque [338.9 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Remote vehicle starter system, included in key fob
  • Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS)
  • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with chrome tips
PACKAGE
  • Preferred Package includes (AE8) 8-way power driver seat adjuster, (UK3) steering-wheel mounted audio controls, (N34) leather-wrapped steering wheel and (VY7) leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Convenience Package includes (UG1) Universal Home Remote, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system, (DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display, (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats and (DD0) outside heated power-adjustable mirrors
  • Enhanced Convenience Package includes (AG2) 6-way power front passenger seat adjuster and (B50) carpeted premium floor mats
SAFETY
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details. Includes front center-mounted roof antenna.)
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable with pretensioners
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all 3 rear seating positions
  • StabiliTrak, Stability Control with traction control
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, XM Satellite Radio capable and auxiliary input jack that enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system, includes high-mounted tweeters
  • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com. Service not available with a ship-to of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)
  • Antenna, integral rear window
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 playback, digital clock, Radio Data System, speed-compensated volume, XM Satellite radio capable and auxiliary input jack that enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 sets of wireless headphones and earphone jacks
  • Advanced Audio Package includes (US9) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD and MP3 player, (UQ3) Saturn Advanced Audio System and (UK6) rear seat audio controls with wireless headphones
  • Audio system feature, Saturn Advanced Audio System with 8 speakers and 240-watt amplifier

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