2008 Saturn Aura  -  $20,695


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,695
Base Invoice: $19,729
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn XE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn XE
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic
Engine: 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)

Model Highlights

The 2008 Saturn Aura is now offered in four different models, each well equipped but with its own distinct powertrain. At the low end of the price range is the XE-4 (four-cylinder) model, which comes with a fuel-efficient 169-horsepower, 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission. The XE-6 upgrades to a 3.5L pushrod V6 with variable valve timing, making 219 horsepower, and also comes with a four-speed automatic. The most luxurious model in the range is the XR, which features a 3.6L DOHC V6 with variable valve timing, making 252 horsepower and fitted to a six-speed automatic. The XR model's six-speed automatic transmission has a TAPShift feature that enables the driver to manually select shifts with steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

For eco-conscious buyers there's also the Green Line model, which brings the 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 164 horsepower and combined with a motor/generator hybrid system and four-speed automatic. The Green Line model's hybrid system is a so-called "mild hybrid" system, meaning that 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, allowing it to shut off when idling and decelerating, and saving energy lost in braking within an advanced nickel-metal-hydride battery.

With the four-cylinder engine, the Aura gets 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. Body-color door handles and power folding side mirrors come on even the cheapest XE-4 model.

With a relatively long wheelbase and stiff chassis, the Aura allows a roomy interior, and suspension tuning oriented toward crisp, sporty handling without sacrificing ride comfort. XE four-cylinder and Green Line models have an electric power steering system, while V6 models get a hydraulic system.

Inside, too, the Aura is better detailed than is expected from a value-priced mid-size sedan. The gauge cluster uses amber-glow LEDs for instrument-panel lighting and a warm tone. XE and XR models now include a Driver Information Center, with real-time fuel economy.

The Aura includes a long list of standard safety features, including four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front seat-mounted thorax air bags, and head-curtain side-impact air bags. The StabiliTrak electronic stability control system is standard on all models except the XE four-cylinder.

The XE model, whether equipped with the four-cylinder or V6 engine, comes with tilt/telescoping steering, a 60/40 split folding back seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and a six-speaker CD/MP3 sound system. From the XE, the Green Line--in addition to its hybrid powertrain--upgrades to machined alloy wheels, automatic climate control and special instrumentation.

At the top of the line, the XR adds many luxury features including front heated seats, a power driver's seat, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, leather trim, a remote vehicle starter, a universal garage door opener, and an eight-speaker, 240-watt sound system with six-disc changer rear audio controls, and wireless headphones. Major options include leather seating, woodgrain trim, a power sunroof, embossed seat inserts, and adjustable pedals. One year of OnStar Safe & Sound service and a three-month trial service to XM satellite radio are included across the line.


Value Writeup

With the addition of a base XE four-cylinder model, the 2008 Saturn Aura is now an even better deal than before and offers something for all types of sedan buyers, standing out as an especially sophisticated and sporty--yet frugal--sedan. At the other end of the line, the XR model, with its more powerful V6 and six-speed automatic, offers a driving experience that rivals that of luxury-brand sedans costing much more. The Green Line, as well, is attractive--and attractively priced--for those who want to minimize their fuel bills and energy use yet need a roomy sedan.


Pros

Ride and handling; interior comfort; looks and feels more upscale than its price indicates; performance (XR); fuel efficiency (four-cylinder and Green Line).


Model News

The introduction of a new XE four-cylinder model is the big news for Saturn's Aura line in 2008. Otherwise, all Auras get XM satellite radio, the XE V6 now has electronic stability control standard, and XE and XR models get a Driver Information Center with real-time fuel economy display. The optional Convenience Package now adds a heated, auto-dimming driver outside mirror, and the Ebony/Morocco Premium Trim Package now includes embossed accents on the steering wheel, shifter, and door inserts.

There have also been some changes to the color palette: Red Jewel Tintcoat, Carbon Finish, and Deep Blue replace Berry Red, Onyx Black, and Midnight Blue.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
352.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LE5

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/145

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
MN5

Trans Type
6

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

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125

EPA Classification
Compact

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
3-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
P215/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

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
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

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.

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
14V153000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 31, 2014

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,340,447

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura and 2004-2007 Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.

Consequence
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will perform one of four bulletins. Parts are not currently available. GM expects to send an interim notification around May 28, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. Bulletin 14115 covers model year 2004-2007 Saturn Ion, 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR and 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts. Dealers will replace the EPS motor. Bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from March 1, 2008, through June 27, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly and EPS motor controller unit. Bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from O...

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).

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

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

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

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

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 information.

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

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

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

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-CYLINDER
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6
$1,580

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) FASCIA SPOKE WITH FIVE-SPOKE TRIM
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) TWIN-SPOKE MACHINED ALLOY
$400

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
GOLDEN CASHMERE
$0

 
DEEP BLUE
$0

 
CREAM WHITE
$0

 
BRONZED PEWTER
$0

 
SILVER PEARL
$0

 
TECHNO GRAY
$0

 
OCEAN MIST
$0

 
CARBON FLASH
$95

 
RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$95

 
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 CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$0

 
CARBON FLASH SPECIAL EDITION DISCOUNT
$-500

 
PREFERRED PACKAGE
$440

 
WHEEL TRIM, 17" (43.2 CM) FIVE-SPOKE CHROMED
$200

 
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$840

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

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM, INCLUDED IN KEY FOB
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM CONTROLS, REAR
$0

 
ADVANCED AUDIO PACKAGE
$725

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, SATURN ADVANCED AUDIO SYSTEM
$0

 
ENHANCED CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$425

 
FLOOR MATS, PREMIUM CARPETED FRONT, REAR AND TRUNK
$100

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$80

 
ALL SEASON PACKAGE
$290

 
PREMIUM TRIM PACKAGE
$990

 
CARBON FLASH SPECIAL EDITION
$2,525

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
STABILITRAK, STABILITY CONTROL WITH TRACTION CONTROL
$0

 
TRACTION CONTROL
$0

 
STEERING, HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING (HPS)
$0

 
STEERING, ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS), VARIABLE EFFORT
$0

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING WITH SUNSHADE
$800

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