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Saturn Astra
2008 Saturn Astra
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$15,875
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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Overview

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$1,325)
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
177 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$1,325)
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.4 ft
35.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.0"
15" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.0"
15" x 6"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
Independent
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P205/55R16
195/65HR15
Rear Tire
P205/55R16
195/65HR15
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
24 MPG
City
24 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

EPA rating
N/A
7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
288 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
384 miles
435 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
170.5 in
165.8 in
Height
57.4 in
58.2 in
Max Width
69 in
69.3 in
Front Width
58.6 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
58.6 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
102.9 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.9 in
54.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
51.8 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.3 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.8 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.4 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,921 lbs
3,072 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
12.2 ft³
15.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Interior
  • Anthracite, Media cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
6 Years / 36,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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