2007 Saturn Aura  -  $20,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,995
Base Invoice: $19,673
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn XE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Sdn XE
Transmission: Green Line specific 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L VVT V6 engine

Pros

Interior appointments; model line offers both performance (XR) and gas mileage (Green Line); value.


Model Highlights

Two models are offered for the standard 2007 Saturn Aura. The base XE model comes with a 3.5L pushrod V6, which makes 224 horsepower and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The uplevel, sporty XR gets a 252-horsepower, 3.6L DOHC V6 with a new six-speed automatic featuring TAPshift paddles, positioned next to the steering wheel, which allow the driver to easily select shifts manually.

Slotting between the two variants in price is the Aura Green Line hybrid, which offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine, supplemented with an electric motor system and running through a four-speed automatic transmission. Altogether, the powertrain makes 164 horsepower and returns EPA fuel economy ratings of 28 city, 35 highway. Additionally, Aura Green Line owners may be eligible for a federal tax credit of $1,300.

The Aura is one of the lowest-priced vehicles to extensively use LED lamps. In the taillamps, they bring a distinctive appearance and also provide extra safety, as LEDs illuminate faster than conventional bulbs. Inside, LED lighting is used for gauges, an overhead lamp, and door pocket lamps.

The base XE comes well equipped with popular conveniences like air conditioning, cruise control, a CD sound system with auxiliary input, and a 60/40-split folding back seat for larger cargo items. Additional XR equipment includes a dual exhaust system, projector beam fog lamps, automatic climate control, a power driver's seat, and a remote vehicle starter.

A four-panel, power retractable panorama glass roof is an especially notable option on the XR, while other options include leather seating and a package with adjustable pedals. An Advanced Audio System, with MP3 play compatibility, rear-seat controls and headphones, and 240 watts is available, along with XM Satellite Radio.

XE models come with 17-inch wheels and tires, while XR models ride on 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels and performance tires.

In addition to XE equipment, Green Line models get automatic climate control, plus special instrumentation, including a gauge to monitor when the hybrid system is charging or assisting.

Safety equipment includes head curtain side-impact air bags to cover front and rear outboard occupants, and front-seat-mounted thorax protection side air bags. Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard on all Auras, while Stabilitrak is standard on the XR and the Green Line. The Aura earned five stars in the federal government's tests for frontal and side impact.

One year of OnStar Safe & Sound service is included. There's also a new extra-cost service available called OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation available on the Aura, in which a live advisor can send step-by-step driving directions through the vehicle's audio system.

The Aura is available in a wide-ranging palette of nine exterior colors.


Model News

The Saturn Aura is an all-new mid-size sedan for 2007, replacing the L-Series. The Aura boasts more design-savvy appeal than the plainly styled L-Series, with a contemporary appearance and premium interior features, while the new Green Line model boasts an impressive EPA fuel economy figure of 35 mpg highway. The top Aura XR features a new six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-positioned paddles. Unlike former Saturn models, the Aura is a steel-bodied car and does not have the plastic body panels that were originally a selling point for Saturns.


Value Writeup

The much-lauded new Aura line stands out from mid-size competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord because of its European-influenced styling inside and out, and for its interior design and materials. The base XE stands out for its generous standard features and affordable entry price, while the Green Line is priced only $1700 higher, and stands as the lowest-priced hybrid vehicle available in the U.S. market for 2007. The top XR brings more sport sedan appeal while still costing less than $25,000.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
320.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LZ4

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
224 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
MN5

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125

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
14.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3529 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Indep Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Three-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
QAD

Rear Tire Order Code
QAD

Front Tire Size
P225/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric pwr

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

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
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V460000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 18, 2012

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Potential Number of Units Affected
426,240

Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Saturn Aura and model year 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate.

Consequence
If the tabs were to fracture and separate, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to 'PARK' and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in 'PARK.' The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 12, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

General Motors safety recall number 12106. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V252000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 14, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,440,524

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assi...

Consequence
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V224000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 30, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
56,214

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through October 31, 2007, and equipped with a four speed automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may fracture.

Consequence
If the transmission shift cable fractures while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver will not be able to shift the lever to the "PARK" position, or remove the ignition key. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

GM will notify owners, and GM dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 14152.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L VVT V6 engine

Green Line specific 4-speed automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

125-amp alternator

Traction control

P225/50R17 touring BSW tires

17" fascia-spoke steel wheels w/5-spoke trim

Hydraulic pwr steering

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Single stainless steel exhaust system w/chrome tip

Bright bodyside moldings

Bright window moldings

Halogen composite headlamps w/auto lamp control

Daytime running lamps

LED tail lamps-inc: center high-mounted stop light

Body-color folding pwr mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Cloth bucket seats w/driver manual lumbar & adjustable head restraints

2-way pwr driver seat height adjuster

60/40 split folding rear seat w/(2) outboard adjustable head restraints

Front center console w/padded sliding armrest, lined dual bin storage, 12V pwr outlet, auto sliding door covering (2) cup holders, coin well & cell phone holder

Bright front door sill plates

Carpeted front/rear floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering column

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

3-spoke steering wheel w/driver info center & cruise controls

LED analog instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, temp & fuel gauges

Multilingual driver info center w/(9) personalization options, 23 warning messages, vehicle mileage, outside temp, dual trip meters, fuel range, fuel economy, avg speed & oil life

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver express-up/down, rear passenger lockout

Programmable pwr door locks w/lockout protection, delayed locking

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Retained accessory pwr

OnStar w/(1) year Safe & Sound service, center roof-mounted antenna

Pwr remote trunk release

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: digital clock, RDS, speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack

(6) speakers-inc: high-mounted tweeters

Integral rear window antenna

(2) auxiliary pwr outlets

Dual extendable visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting-inc: overhead & door pocket ambient LED

(2) front & (2) rear cup holders

City 20/hwy 29 (3.5L engine/4-speed auto trans)

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Dual stage frontal & side-impact airbags w/passenger sensing system

Front/rear head curtain side airbags

Front 3-point height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners

(3) rear 3-point safety belts

Rear child security door locks

LATCH system for child safety seats in (3) rear seating positions

Traction control

Daytime running lamps

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA/NORTHEAST EMISSIONS OVERRIDE
$0

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS OVERRIDE
$0

 
3.5L VVT V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
GRAY CLOTH SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
TAN CLOTH SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GRAY LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATS
$0

 
TAN LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATS
$0

 
BLACK LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATS W/EMBOSSED SEAT INSERTS
$100

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
AM/FM STEREO W/CD/MP3 PLAYER
$0

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD/MP3 CHANGER
$0

 
P225/50R17 TOURING BLACKWALL TIRES
$0

 
P225/50R18 TOURING BLACKWALL TIRES
$0

 
17" FASCIA-SPOKE STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" TWIN-SPOKE MACHINED ALLOY WHEELS
$400

 
17" 5-SPOKE CHROME WHEELS
$200

 
18" 5-SPOKE ULTRA BRIGHT ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
SPECIAL EDITION PKG
$0

 
PREFERRED PKG
$375

 
ADVANCED AUDIO PKG
$725

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$700

 
ENHANCED CONVENIENCE PKG
$425

 
PREMIUM TRIM PKG
$1,050

 
PWR TILT/SLIDING SUNROOF W/SUNSHADE
$800

 
PWR 4-PANEL GLASS RETRACTABLE PANORAMIC ROOF
$1,500

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$199

 
PREMIUM FRONT/REAR/TRUNK FLOOR MATS
$100

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE MOUNTING BRACKET
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$50

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