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Saturn Aura
Saturn
aka
Production 2007-2009
Class Mid-Size
Body Style 4-door Sedan
Length 190.9 in.
Width 70.3 in.
Height 57.6 in.
Wheelbase 112.3 in.
Weight 3,578 lbs. (XE)
3,660 lbs. (XR)
Transmission 4-speed 4T65-E automatic
6-speed 6T70 automatic
Engine 3.5 liter OHV V6
3.6 liter DOHC V6
Power 224 hp @ 5800 RPM
220 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

252 hp @ 6300 RPM
251 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
Similar Mercury Milan
Hyundai Sonata
Mazda6
Honda Accord
Mitsubishi Galant
Nissan Altima
Pontiac Grand Prix
Toyota Camry
Designer
File:2007 saturn aura rear.jpg

The Saturn Aura was a mid-size sedan produced by General Motors' Saturn brand. It debuted as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in January 2005. The production model of the Aura was shown at the 2006 New York Auto Show in April, with production commencing in the summer of 2006 for the 2007 model year. The Aura replaced the Saturn L-series, which had seen lackluster sales and was canceled with the 2005 model year. Production of the Aura ended in 2009 along with the Saturn brand.

The concept used a 250 hp (186 kW) 3.6 L V6 and a new 6T70 6-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain, along with a 224 hp (167 kW) 3.5 L V6 and hybrid 170 hp (127 kW) 2.4 L I4 are offered in the production models as the XR, XE, and Green Line versions, respectively. The Aura is built on the GM Epsilon platform, and is built at the Kansas City, Kansas, Fairfax Assembly plant with the Chevrolet Malibu.

Saturn Aura

Recent ChangesEdit

There are no recent major changes.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The Aura is available in 3 trim levels:

Aura XE (Base Model)

  • 3.5 L V6 Engine
  • 17 Inch Wheels
  • 6 Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Power Windows and Door Locks

Aura XR (Top Line Model)

In addition to or in place of the Aura XE features:

  • 3.6 L V6 Engine
  • TAPshift
  • Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission

Aura Green Line (Mild Hybrid Model)

  • 2.4 L Ecotec engine
  • 34 MPG Highway
  • 4T45-E four-speed automatic transmission

PricingEdit

Today's actual prices for the Saturn Aura can be found at CarsDirect.

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Aura Trims

XE

XR

MSRP

$20,595

$24,595

Invoice

$Price1

$Price2

Gas MileageEdit

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:


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Miles Per Gallon (City/Highway)

XE

XR

20/30

20/28


ReliabilityEdit

SafetyEdit

Standard Safety Equipment

  • Child Locks
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Dual-Stage Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • Front Seat-mounted Side Airbags
  • Head Curtain Side Airbags
  • Front Safety Belts with Pretensioners and Force Limiters
  • OnStar
  • Traction Control
  • Side Impact Door Beams

The 2007 Aura was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at safercar.gov.

Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

4WD

5

5

5

5

4

-

PhotosEdit

ColorsEdit

Aura exterior and interior colors/availability.

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Exterior Color

Aura-XE Cloth

Aura-XE Leather

Aura-XR Cloth

Aura-XR Leather

Golden Cashmere

Tan

Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Midnight Blue

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Cream White

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Black Onyx

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Bronzed Pewter

Tan

Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Berry Red

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black

Silver Pearl

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Techno Gray

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown

Ocean Mist

Gray/Tan

Gray/Tan

Black

Black/Morocco Brown


Exterior Colors
Golden Cashmere  Midnight Blue 
Cream White  Black Onyx 
Bronzed Pewter  Berry Red 
Silver Pearl  Techno Gray 
Ocean Mist 


Interior Colors
Tan Cloth 
Black Cloth 
Tan Leather 
Black Leather 
Moroccan Brown Leather 

Main CompetitorsEdit

Hybrid ModelsEdit

The Aura Green Line hybrid is expected for the 2008 model year. It will feature a 2.2 liter inline-4, 4-speed Automatic transmission and a Belt Alternator Starter that acts as an electric motor assist. This drivetrain is similar to that of the Saturn VUE Green Line.

Unique AttributesEdit

Resale ValuesEdit

The Aura is a newly debuted sedan by Saturn for 2007. Because the Saturn Aura replaces the Saturn L-Series sedans, the resale values for the L-Series are listed below:

CriticismsEdit

GenerationsEdit

Current Generation: (2007–2009)Edit

First GenerationEdit

The new-for-2007 Aura effectively replaced the L-Series that was discontinued in 2005. The Aura is based on the same extended Epsilon platform that underpins the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6. This platform debuted on the 2003 Saab 9-3 and for this reason, the Aura has a European feel to its ride quality and structure. The Aura concept was shown at the North American International Auto Show in January 2005. The production model is very similar in appearance to the concept, and the 3.6 liter DOHC engine of the concept is carried over into the uplevel XR model. Joining the XR is the XE model with a 3.5 liter V6 and and Green Line with a 2.4 liter inline-4. Styling of the Aura is similar to the Opel Vectra, the car's sister model. Large wheels and chrome trim are upscale features lacking in the previous L-Series. Competitive pricing of the Aura places its XE V6 model on par with Honda, Toyota, and Nissan 4-cylinder models.

WorldwideEdit

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

AwardsEdit

The Aura won the 2007 North American Car of the Year.

See alsoEdit

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SATURN

Historic

Astra · L-Series · ION · Relay · S-Series · Aura · Sky · VUE · Outlook

Concept

Sky Concept · Curve ·


Include notable internal links here


Roger Smith, former GM CEO Corporate website defunct



External LinksEdit

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