The recall affects 426,240 in the United States, 40,029 in Canada and 7,572 in other markets. The Aura finished fourth out of six places in a comparison test, ahead of the and the , but fell behind the. Three-door models are equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, which can be upgraded to 18-inch aluminum wheels and summer, performance-rated tires. The Aura also won Canadian's Motoring Television's 2007 car of the year award, Motorweek 's Driver's Choice for best new midsize sedan, and World of Wheels ' Editor's Choice for best family sedan. Other standard features included the Advanced Audio Package, 18 inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, and remote vehicle start.
Ahead of the steering wheel is a rounded cockpit binnacle that houses a large, three-dimensional gauge cluster — including large speedometer and tachometer dials. Failed to get data, please try again. It is comfortable on long trips but isn't a vehicle for anyone over 6 feet tall. The Aura's interior has been criticized for using cheap materials. Hybrid Model If you want a more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly form of transportation, you won't find a comparable hybrid model from Hyundai, Honda, Ford or Dodge.
Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags covering all three rows are standard on the Outlook models. Although Saturn had never intended to use the Aura name for the production vehicle, the name ended up sticking as a result of the popularity of the concept. Production started in 2006 and seized in 2009. The Saturn Aura was the 2007 North American. Failed to get data, please try again. On the outside, the Vue Hybrid looks a lot like the regular Vue models; its sheetmetal is smooth and rounded, but the overall profile is tall and arched, with a more carlike front end than the closely related Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent.
In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn't been significantly redesigned. Those looking for athletic handling should look for the sport-tuned Red Line model. Although, if Saturn was still in business I would definitely purchase another Saturn. The Vue Hybrid has front-wheel drive, and under the hood is a mild-hybrid powertrain that's carried over mostly unchanged from the Saturn Vue Green Line of previous model years. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. I-4 and V-6 refer to the configuration and number of cylinders.
Head protection Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat. Inside, it gets an exclusive black interior theme, with leather sport seats with red stitching and perforated inserts. Inside, the Vue is nicely designed, and it would be a good vehicle either for young families or those who have issues with entry and exit, as the seating position is very easy to sit in, given the high roofline. While Saturn has the right idea for these volatile times, the Aura still comes up short in terms of cabin quality, where it suffers from fit-and-finish problems. Safety and security The 2009 Saturn Astra features a comprehensive list of safety systems to help protect occupants in the event of a crash.
Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. The Vue also has a trailer sway control feature integrated into the stability control system; it detects trailer sway while towing and applies the brakes as necessary to restore stability. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. The interior is a nice quality that I have no complaints or concerns about. A is also available and is reviewed separately. It has a smooth, absorbent ride and an interior that's very quiet, even on coarse surfaces.
It was later revealed that a second-generation model based on the 's replacement, the , was due to be released. Also new to the Vue lineup are Bluetooth handsfree connectivity and a remote starting system on the hybrid. The design of the interior of the Aura differed from that of the Ion, which was highly criticized. Will order clear coat to finish the job. Major changes to the Aura line include the discontinuation of the Green Line name, 3.
I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. Both models shut off the gas engine while at a rest, but the V6 is a true two-mode unit, in that it can accelerate solely on battery power. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. It seems to me that it is hindered a bit by the 4 speed transmission; it likes to downshift if you are driving into a headwind. A bonus of the new standard six-speed is steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
My only disappointment was purchasing a 4 cylinder car instead 6 cylinders. Moving over to the options list, consumers will find quite a bit worth splurging on when outfitting their Saturn Vue Hybrid. The Saturn Astra is offered in three-door and five-door models, each featuring a taut, European-proven suspension that delivers a sharp, responsive driving experience. Power comes from a 1. Safety features and occupant protection are more than respectable in the Vue Hybrid, though. Most critics said the four-cylinder and base V6 engine felt sluggish compared with the 3. It was part of a product rejuvenation for Saturn intended to make the brand profitable as well as competitive with European imports.
Another subsidiary of automobile giant, General Motors, is the Saturn Corporation. Polar White replaces Olympic White and Quicksilver replaces Star Silver. As in the Vue, the Aura Green Line was equipped with the 2. Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. A five-speed manual transmission is standard in all models and helps the Astra deliver its great fuel economy. Restraints and dummy kinematics Dummy movement was well controlled. Also, the steering wheel has been criticized for being too big for some drivers and that rear headroom was tight when equipped with the optional sunroof.