2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid  -  $27,045


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,045
Base Invoice: $25,334
Destination Charge: $720
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 26 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: Hybrid
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, Hybrid Sedan-specific
Engine: 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)

Pros

Ride and handling; interior comfort; upscale look and feel; strong performance in the XR model; fuel efficiency in the 4-cylinder and Green Line models.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Saturn Aura is offered in four different trims, each well equipped but with its own distinct features. At the low end of the price range is the Aura XE, which comes with a fuel-efficient 169-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and new-for-2009 6-speed automatic transmission. The Aura XR 4-cylinder makes use of the same powertrain, but features much of the same interior equipment of the XR V6. The most luxurious model in the range is that XR V6, which features a 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing. It produces 252 hp and is fitted to a 6-speed automatic. TAPShift paddle shifters come standard on all XE and XR Auras.

For eco-conscious buyers, there's the Green Line model, which combines a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 164 hp and a motor/generator hybrid system. The Aura Green Line utilizes a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Green Line model's hybrid system is a so-called "mild hybrid" system, which means it can't propel the vehicle on electric power alone, but the electric motor system helps the gasoline engine to operate more efficiently by boosting power and allowing it to shut off when idling and decelerating. The hybrid system saves energy lost in braking by storing it in an advanced nickel-metal-hydride battery.

With the 4-cylinder engine, the Aura XE achieves 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway in the EPA cycle; the Green Line does even better, with an estimated 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway.

The Aura has a distinct appearance inside and out, with LED taillamps that allow extra visibility and safety, detailed, jewel-like headlamps, and a radio antenna built into the rear window. With a relatively long wheelbase and stiff chassis, the Aura provides a roomy interior and features a crisp, sporty handling suspension without sacrificing ride comfort.

Inside, too, the Aura is better detailed than would be expected from a value-priced, mid-size sedan. The gauge cluster uses amber-glow LEDs for instrument-panel lighting and a warm tone. All models include a Driver Information Center, with real-time fuel economy and other important vehicle status updates.

The Aura includes a long list of standard safety features, including four-wheel antilock disc brakes, front seat-mounted thorax air bags, and head-curtain side-impact air bags. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all Auras. One year of OnStar service and a three-month trial service to XM satellite radio are included across the Aura lineup.

The XE model comes with tilt/telescoping steering with audio controls, a 60/40 split folding back seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 sound system.

The 4-cylinder XR adds many luxury features, including Bluetooth hands-free access, front heated seats, a power driver's seat and leather trim. The XR V6 adds automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener, fog lamps, and heated outside mirrors.

Options on the XE include the Preferred Package, which includes an 8-way power driver seat and Bluetooth phone integration. The Convenience Package includes remote start, heated front seats and heated power mirrors.

On the XR trim, the Convenience Package, includes remote start, heated front seats and heated power mirrors. The Saturn Advanced Audio system is an audiophile upgrade to the standard stereo, and it includes 8 speakers as well as a 240-watt amplifier. A power front passenger seat and premium floor mats are also available.


Model News

For 2009, the Saturn Aura has a few changes. The top-line XR model was V6 only in 2008, but a 2.4L 4-cylinder XR joins the Aura lineup. The 3.5L V6 engine in the Aura XR V6 has been replaced by a 3.6L V6 engine with variable valve timing, generating 252 hp. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all XE and XR Auras. Bluetooth hands-free access is now standard on XR trim, and optional on the XE. New exterior colors include Quick Silver, Polar White, Gold Mist, and Silver Moss.


Value Writeup

Now that the added luxury of the XR is available with the fuel-efficient 2.4L 4-cylinder, the 2009 Saturn Aura is an even better deal than before. It offers something for all types of sedan buyers and stands out as an especially sophisticated car that can be both sporty and frugal, depending on trim. In the Aura Green Line, buyers get an attractive--and attractively priced--hybrid, which means strong fuel efficiency in a modern, roomy sedan.


Pros

Ride and handling; interior comfort; upscale look and feel; strong performance in the XR model; fuel efficiency in the 4-cylinder and Green Line models.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Saturn Aura is offered in four different trims, each well equipped but with its own distinct features. At the low end of the price range is the Aura XE, which comes with a fuel-efficient 169-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and new-for-2009 6-speed automatic transmission. The Aura XR 4-cylinder makes use of the same powertrain, but features much of the same interior equipment of the XR V6. The most luxurious model in the range is that XR V6, which features a 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing. It produces 252 hp and is fitted to a 6-speed automatic. TAPShift paddle shifters come standard on all XE and XR Auras.

For eco-conscious buyers, there's the Green Line model, which combines a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 164 hp and a motor/generator hybrid system. The Aura Green Line utilizes a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Green Line model's hybrid system is a so-called "mild hybrid" system, which means it can't propel the vehicle on electric power alone, but the electric motor system helps the gasoline engine to operate more efficiently by boosting power and allowing it to shut off when idling and decelerating. The hybrid system saves energy lost in braking by storing it in an advanced nickel-metal-hydride battery.

With the 4-cylinder engine, the Aura XE achieves 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway in the EPA cycle; the Green Line does even better, with an estimated 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway.

The Aura has a distinct appearance inside and out, with LED taillamps that allow extra visibility and safety, detailed, jewel-like headlamps, and a radio antenna built into the rear window. With a relatively long wheelbase and stiff chassis, the Aura provides a roomy interior and features a crisp, sporty handling suspension without sacrificing ride comfort.

Inside, too, the Aura is better detailed than would be expected from a value-priced, mid-size sedan. The gauge cluster uses amber-glow LEDs for instrument-panel lighting and a warm tone. All models include a Driver Information Center, with real-time fuel economy and other important vehicle status updates.

The Aura includes a long list of standard safety features, including four-wheel antilock disc brakes, front seat-mounted thorax air bags, and head-curtain side-impact air bags. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all Auras. One year of OnStar service and a three-month trial service to XM satellite radio are included across the Aura lineup.

The XE model comes with tilt/telescoping steering with audio controls, a 60/40 split folding back seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 sound system.

The 4-cylinder XR adds many luxury features, including Bluetooth hands-free access, front heated seats, a power driver's seat and leather trim. The XR V6 adds automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener, fog lamps, and heated outside mirrors.

Options on the XE include the Preferred Package, which includes an 8-way power driver seat and Bluetooth phone integration. The Convenience Package includes remote start, heated front seats and heated power mirrors.

On the XR trim, the Convenience Package, includes remote start, heated front seats and heated power mirrors. The Saturn Advanced Audio system is an audiophile upgrade to the standard stereo, and it includes 8 speakers as well as a 240-watt amplifier. A power front passenger seat and premium floor mats are also available.


Model News

For 2009, the Saturn Aura has a few changes. The top-line XR model was V6 only in 2008, but a 2.4L 4-cylinder XR joins the Aura lineup. The 3.5L V6 engine in the Aura XR V6 has been replaced by a 3.6L V6 engine with variable valve timing, generating 252 hp. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all XE and XR Auras. Bluetooth hands-free access is now standard on XR trim, and optional on the XE. New exterior colors include Quick Silver, Polar White, Gold Mist, and Silver Moss.


Value Writeup

Now that the added luxury of the XR is available with the fuel-efficient 2.4L 4-cylinder, the 2009 Saturn Aura is an even better deal than before. It offers something for all types of sedan buyers and stands out as an especially sophisticated car that can be both sporty and frugal, depending on trim. In the Aura Green Line, buyers get an attractive--and attractively priced--hybrid, which means strong fuel efficiency in a modern, roomy sedan.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
416.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
544.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LAT

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4

Displacement
2.4L/145

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000

Trans Order Code
ME7

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.9 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.0 in

Second Head Room
37.4 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Hip Room
52.2 in

Wheelbase
112.3 in

Length, Overall
190.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in

Height, Overall
57.6 in

Track Width, Front
59.9 in

Track Width, Rear
60.3 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3523 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent

Front Tire Order Code
QGG

Rear Tire Order Code
QGG

Front Tire Size
P215/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.65 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.63 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Preferred Package includes (AE8) 8-way power driver seat adjuster, (UK3) steering-wheel mounted audio controls, (N34) leather-wrapped steering wheel, (VY7) leather-wrapped shift knob and (UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and (B58) carpeted floormats

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, Hybrid Sedan-specific

Generator, Hybrid motor

Hybrid Propulsion Equipment, electric, parallel, 3kW continuous power

Drivetrain, front wheel drive

Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS), variable effort

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, single stainless-steel with chrome tip

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) twin-spoke machined alloy

Tires, P215/55R17 touring, blackwall

Tire inflation kit, deletes spare tire, jack and tool kit

Moldings, bright window reveal

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control

CHMSL, center high-mounted stop light, LED illumination

Tail lamps, LED illumination

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, folding

Wipers, front intermittent, controlled-cycle

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with USB port, CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system, includes high-mounted tweeters

XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)

Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

Antenna, integral rear window

Seats, front bucket includes driver manual lumbar control and adjustable head restraints

Seat adjuster, 8-way power driver

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, leather-wrapped

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls

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 Hybrid Sedan, LED analog with Charge/Assist gauge, Eco light and Autostop indicator within tachometer, speedometer, temperature, fuel and multi-lingual Driver Information Center

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

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control

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

Shift knob, leather-wrapped

StabiliTrak, Stability Control with traction control

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 information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and 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. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.

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

Tire Pressure Monitor

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC (FOR DEALERS ORDERING VEHICLES IN (YF5) OR (NE1) EMISSION STATES - CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON.)
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-CYLINDER HYBRID
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, HYBRID SEDAN-SPECIFIC
$0

 
QUICKSILVER
$0

 
DEEP BLUE
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
CARBON FLASH
$95

 
RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$295

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
TAN, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAN, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH USB PORT, CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
PREMIUM TRIM PACKAGE
$990

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING WITH SUNSHADE
$800

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER, SEAT CUSHIONS AND SEATBACKS
$0

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$80

 
TRIM, WOODGRAIN
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

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