2008 Saturn Astra Trims

The five-door Saturn Astra XE sport compact rides on a European-tuned suspension, designed for nimble handling on tight curves and around town. In addition, thanks to its 1.8-liter, 138... Read More

The five-door Saturn Astra XE sport compact rides on a European-tuned suspension, designed for nimble handling on tight curves and around town. In addition, thanks to its 1.8-liter, 138-horsepower Ecotec double-overhead-cam engine, the Astra XE ekes out a very respectable 32 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates, making it a good option for drivers who are looking for a fun and economical ride in an age of rising fuel prices.

The Astra's wide stance results in good overall balance, and an integrated axle design, along with electro-hydraulic steering, provides agile handling. Drivers can choose from two transmissions, a standard five-speed manual with a short-throw shifter or an optional four-speed automatic, designed to improve fuel efficiency. The automatic comes with a Winter Mode, which causes the car to start in third gear, reducing wheel spin on slippery roads.

The rear hatchback provides easy access to the cargo area, which expands to almost 45 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down. Numerous additional storage spaces, including rear-seat cupholders, are located around the cabin. A six-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system with a Driver Information Center visual display comes standard.

Available features include a dual-panel sunroof, heated front seats, and air-conditioning with a particle filter.

Other standard features include antilock brakes, front and side-impact airbags, heated exterior mirrors, and one year of OnStar with a hands-free calling system, accident assist, remote door unlock, and turn-by-turn navigation system.

The Astra originated in Europe, where it has become one of the top-selling compacts, and with good reason, according to drivers and reviewers. Overall, they give the Astra good marks for its well-laid-out interior, easy-to-read gauges, ergonomic design, supportive seats, and sporty styling.

Performance-wise, the Astra suffers somewhat when compared to the competition, but its agile handling and performance-tuned suspension almost make up for that, according to some drivers. And thanks to a number of upgrade packages, including a Premium Trim Package that adds leather seats and a Sports Handling Package, which adds a lowered and sport-tuned suspension, the Astra can be outfitted to compete on many levels with the best its competition has to offer.

Powertrain: 1.8L 138 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Manual Transmission, MPG: 28
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Front brake diameter: 12.1 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.4 · Rear brake width: .4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: metallic · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo cover · Center Console · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Keyless entry: Intelligent Key · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: electric, Hydraulic · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Doors Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: alloy · Mirror color: body-color
Front Row Seats Reclining
Headrests Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, manual folding, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Crumple zones: front and rear
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Third row center seatbelt: 3-point belt
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Stabilizer bar(s): rear
Telematics OnStar: 1-Year of Safe and Sound plan
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Though not quite as sporty as its Coupe cousin, the 2008 five-door Saturn Astra XR presents an attractive hatchback profile and offers plenty of benefits to drivers, including good gas ... Read More

Though not quite as sporty as its Coupe cousin, the 2008 five-door Saturn Astra XR presents an attractive hatchback profile and offers plenty of benefits to drivers, including good gas mileage and a European-tuned suspension designed for nimble handling on tight curves and around town.

It also comes with a well-outfitted interior that includes air-conditioning with a particle filter, a multifunction steering wheel with buttons for audio controls, and a seven-speaker AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability.

On the downside, some drivers find the XR's 1.8-liter, 138-horsepower Ecotec engine underpowered compared to the competition's, including the VW Rabbit and the MAZDA3. The good news: The engine ekes out a respectable 32 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates, making it a good option for drivers looking for an economical ride.

Drivers can choose from two transmissions: a standard five-speed manual with a short-throw shifter or an optional four-speed automatic, designed for fuel efficiency. The automatic comes with a Winter Mode, which causes the car to start in third gear, reducing wheel spin on slippery roads.

The rear hatchback provides easy access to the cargo area, which expands to almost 45 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Numerous additional storage spaces, including rear-seat cupholders, are located around the cabin.

Other standard features include antilock brakes, front and side-impact airbags, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, a tire pressure monitor system, RainSense windshield wipers, and one year of OnStar with a hands-free calling system, accident assist, remote door unlock, and a turn-by-turn navigation system.

The Astra originated in Europe, where it has become one of the top-selling compacts, and with good reason, according to drivers and reviewers. Overall, they give the Astra good marks for its well-laid-out interior, easy-to-read gauges, ergonomic design, supportive seats, and sporty styling. And although it suffers performance-wise when compared to the competition, its agile handling and performance-tuned suspension almost make up for that, according to some drivers.

In addition, thanks to a number of upgrade packages, including a Premium Trim Package that adds leather seats and a Sports Handling Package, which adds a lowered and sport-tuned suspension, the Astra can be outfitted to compete on many levels with the best its competition has to offer.

Adds to XE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Front brake diameter: 12.1 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.4 · Rear brake width: .4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: metallic · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo cover · Center Console · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Keyless entry: Intelligent Key · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: electric, Hydraulic · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Doors Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: alloy · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, manual folding, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Crumple zones: front and rear
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Third row center seatbelt: 3-point belt
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Stabilizer bar(s): rear
Telematics OnStar: 1-Year of Safe and Sound plan
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Average Price:$9,012
Designed for sporty yet fuel-efficient driving, the three-door 2008 Saturn Astra XR Coupe comes equipped with an upgraded interior, when compared to the entry-level Astra XE. Interior f... Read More

Designed for sporty yet fuel-efficient driving, the three-door 2008 Saturn Astra XR Coupe comes equipped with an upgraded interior, when compared to the entry-level Astra XE. Interior features include front sport bucket seats, a multifunction steering wheel with buttons for audio controls, air-conditioning with a particle filter, and a seven-speaker AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability.

The XR Coupe rides on a lowered sport suspension, giving it a race-car feel, while its wide stance provides good overall balance. A StabiliTrak stability control system, which helps keep the car on the road in slippery conditions, also comes standard. In addition, 17-inch 10-spoke wheels add to the coupe's sporty feel and appearance.

A 1.8-liter, 138-horsepower, double-overhead-cam Ecotec inline four powers the Astra XE. The engine ekes out a respectable 32 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates, making it a good option for drivers looking for an economical ride.

Drivers can choose from two transmissions - a standard five-speed manual with a short-throw shifter or an optional four-speed automatic, designed for fuel efficiency. The automatic comes with a Winter Mode, which causes the car to start in third gear, reducing wheel spin on slippery roads.

The rear hatchback provides easy access to the cargo area, which expands to almost 45 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Numerous additional storage spaces, including rear-seat cupholders, are located around the cabin.

Other standard features include antilock brakes, front and side-impact airbags, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, a tire pressure monitor system, and one year of OnStar with a hands-free calling system, accident assist, remote door unlock, and turn-by-turn navigation system.

The Astra originated in Europe, where it has become one of the top-selling compacts, and with good reason, according to drivers and reviewers. Overall, they give the Astra good marks for its well-laid-out interior, easy-to-read gauges, ergonomic design, supportive seats, and sporty styling.

Performance-wise, the Astra XR Coupe suffers somewhat when compared to the competition. But its agile handling, standard StabiliTrak, and sport-tuned suspension almost make up for that, according to some drivers. And thanks to a number of upgrade packages, including a Premium Trim Package that adds leather seats, and an Advanced Audio Package that adds a six-disc CD changer, the Astra can be outfitted to compete on many levels with the best its competition has to offer.

Adds to XE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Front brake diameter: 12.1 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.4 · Rear brake width: .4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: metallic · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Assist handle: front · Cargo cover · Center Console · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Keyless entry: Intelligent Key · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: electric, Hydraulic · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Doors Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: alloy · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, manual folding, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Crumple zones: front and rear
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Third row center seatbelt: 3-point belt
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Stabilizer bar(s): rear
Telematics OnStar: 1-Year of Safe and Sound plan
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper