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2009 Saturn Aura - Expert Reviews


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2009 saturn aura Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...tests from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (five out of five stars) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (the highest grade, "Good"). Interior Design and Special Features: Space is the overriding sensation inside the Saturn Aura. Even when compared to those of the foreign class leaders, the Aura's cabin allows plenty of room in any seat. Getting in can occasionally be a problem, however, as the shape of the dash and B-pillar obstruct ingress, and it's a little difficult to wriggle behind the steering wheel, particularly if you're taller or large-framed. Once...

2009 Saturn Aura Professional Review

...a driver-information center; power windows/mirrors/door locks with remote; steering wheel audio controls; auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass; eight-way power driver's seat; fog lights; heated outside mirrors; A/FM/compact-disc stereo with auxiliary input jack; tilt and telescopic steering column; stainless-steel exhaust with dual chrome exhaust tips; and remote vehicle starting. Safety features abound on this vehicle. Included are electronic-stability control, front seat-mounted side air bags, and side-curtain air bags for both rows of seats. The Aura also comes with four-wheel...

2009 saturn aura hybrid Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Performance: The Aura Hybrid features a small electric motor that starts the 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and adds a modicum of power under heavy throttle application. The gasoline engine produces 164 hp by itself and up to 169 hp when aided by the electric motor. It is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings are 26 mpg city/34 highway and 29 combined. Interestingly, the far cheaper four-cylinder Aura XE returns 22 mpg city/33 highway with its new-for-2009 six-speed automatic transmission. Safety: Standard safety features for the 2009 Saturn Aura...

CarGurus' Review for 2009 saturn aura
Source: CarGurus

...For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably priced American-made midsize sedan,
the Aura offers a worthy option, even though Saturn borrowed many of its components from the European-made Opel Vectra.
Still, with its flashy exterior styling, roomy interior, well-equipped cabin, and wide range of safety features, including standard StabiliTrak, the Aura has a lot to offer drivers on a budget...

2009 Saturn Aura Professional Review

...Passenger volume measures 97.7 cubic feet, which is slightly smaller than its competitors. Optional heated front seats Available remote engine start Standard steering-wheel audio controls Available power-adjustable pedals XM Satellite Radio displays artist and song simultaneously Under the Hood For 2009, the 219-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 is no longer available. 169-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder (160 pounds-feet of torque) 252-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (251 pounds-feet of torque) Standard six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode and steering-wheel-mounted shift levers Safety The Aura...

2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid Professional Review

...That's larger than the Altima's but smaller than the Camry's. Air conditioning system has a special hybrid mode Standard cruise control Newly available leather seats Newly available Bluetooth phone connectivity Available all-season package includes rubber floormats Under the Hood The Aura Hybrid gets its name by what's under the hood, which is a gasoline engine mated to an electric motor/generator that assists in acceleration. The car's engine shuts off during idling and uses regenerative braking to recharge the batteries that power the electric motor. The energy management and regenerative...

2009 Saturn Aura Professional Review

...Turning circle: 40.4 feet Brakes: Front: 11.6 ventilated rotors Rear: 10.6 solid rotors Suspension: Front: MacPherson strut with aluminum L-shaped control arms Rear: XE/Hybrid: Four-link independent with twin tube gas shocks. XR: Four-link independent with monotube shocks Dimensions (inches): Wheelbase: 112.3 Length: 190 Width: 70.3 Height: 57.6 Curb weight: XE: 3,436 pounds XR: 3,438 pounds XR (six-cylinder): 3,605 pounds Hybrid: 3,523 pounds Interior (inches): Front/Rear Headroom: 39.4 / 37.4 Legroom: 45.2 / 37.6 Shoulder room: 55.9 / 54 Hip room: 53 / 52.2 Cargo space: XE and XR: 14.9...

2009 Saturn Aura Professional Review

...The six-speed automatics for the four-cylinder and V-6 include a clutchless-manual mode that lets the driver change gears using paddles on the steering wheel. The V-6 Aura's six-speed automatic makes downshifts that are quick and firm, though occasionally jerky. Four-wheel disc brakes deliver linear stopping performance. The Inside I found a number of faults with the Aura's cabin when I first reviewed it, but Saturn appears to have made some improvements in the 2009 model. The driver's door armrest feels more solidly attached; before it felt like it was about to come loose each time you...

Saturn Aura Related News
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Official: Penske Automotive agrees to buy Saturn

General Motors and Penske Automotive Group today confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand. If completed, the deal would... read more June 5, 2009 by  2

2009 Opel Insignia

Saturn will get only sedan version of Opel Insignia to replace Aura

Earlier this year we reported that General Motors could possibly delay the launch of the next-generation Saturn Aura, or possibly drop the model altogether, but according to... read more October 9, 2008 by  3

Next-gen Saturn Aura put on hold?

Next-gen Saturn Aura put on hold?

The replacement for the Saturn Aura has already been revealed in the form of the European Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia sedan, which goes on sale later this year. The car was... read more June 27, 2008 by  3

Spy Shots: 2009 Opel Insignia hatchback

Spy Shots: 2009 Opel Insignia hatchback

Updated with new images. Opel recently took the covers off its new Insignia sedan, the replacement for its aging Vectra (Saturn Aura), and now we have an early look at one of... read more June 23, 2008 by  6

Video: Official promo for new Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia

Video: Official promo for new Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia

The new Insignia sedan is a crucial model for GM as this is the first car to be based on the latest Epsilon II global architecture, which will spawn new midsized saloons for... read more June 7, 2008 by  1

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