2009 Saturn Aura Trims

The 2009 Saturn Aura XE pulls power from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and routes it to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with manual-shift capability.... Read More

The 2009 Saturn Aura XE pulls power from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and routes it to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with manual-shift capability. Its 17-inch wheels maintain composure due to standard traction control, and when it comes time to slow them down, antilock four-wheel disc brakes do the job with the help of an antiskid system. Power mirrors, windows, and door locks are all included, along with remote keyless entry.

Cloth upholstery is the standard material covering the split-folding rear and front bucket seats, with the driver’s seat offering power height adjustability. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel further helps in the ergonomics department and is leather-wrapped. Controls for the AM/FM/CD/MP3 player are also integrated into the steering wheel, and satellite radio and a digital media player connection are included as well. Air conditioning, cruise control and OnStar with one year of service are all included, as well as a tachometer, trip computer, outside-temperature indicator, and illuminated visor mirrors. A center console provides some storage, and a rear defogger keeps the view clear in the back. Up front daytime running lights are matched by automatic headlights for safety, and joined by dual front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags, along with a tire pressure monitor and a theft-deterrent system.

Powertrain: 2.4L 169 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 28
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: in-dash · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.63 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Armrests · Cargo area light · Door sill trim: chrome · Reading lights · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with split-level storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · Power steering: variable power-assisted steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, audio and cruise controls · Storage: in dash, door pockets - front and rear
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 125 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip odometer: 2 · Warnings and reminders low oil level,
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: front and rear
Seatbelts Auto height adjusting shoulder belts: front · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Shock Type: twin tube · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Navigation system
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$10,080
The 2009 Saturn Aura XR adds a bit of luxury to the base Aura trim, with leather upholstery for the front bucket and split-rear seats. The front seats also are heated at this level, and... Read More

The 2009 Saturn Aura XR adds a bit of luxury to the base Aura trim, with leather upholstery for the front bucket and split-rear seats. The front seats also are heated at this level, and the driver’s seat gains 8-way power. The Aura XR is still motivated by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift, although the 17-inch wheels that power is delivered to are now alloys. Power is found throughout, in the mirrors, windows, and door locks, and remote keyless entry is included. The AM/FM/CD/MP3 player has a digital media connection, satellite radio and integrated controls in the leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel. OnStar and Bluetooth are also included, along with air conditioning, cruise control, tachometer, trip computer, outside-temperature indicator, and illuminated visor mirrors. Floormats are included with this trim, shamefully deleted in the XE, as well as a center console and rear defogger.

Safety features for the XR include traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with antiskid, daytime running lights and automatic headlights, dual front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags, along with a tire pressure monitor and a theft-deterrent system.

Adds to XE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: in-dash · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.63 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Armrests · Cargo area light · Door sill trim: chrome · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with split-level storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · Power steering: variable power-assisted steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, audio and cruise controls · Storage: in dash, door pockets - front and rear
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Alternator: 125 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip odometer: 2 · Warnings and reminders low oil level,
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: front and rear
Seatbelts Auto height adjusting shoulder belts: front · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Shock Type: monotube · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Navigation system · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Wheel spokes: 10
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$10,540
Saturn’s Aura Hybrid for 2009 is a stylish, five-passenger sedan that hasn’t quite made it to the big leagues yet, technology-wise. Because the ’09 Aura Hybrid lacks the more advanced “... Read More

Saturn’s Aura Hybrid for 2009 is a stylish, five-passenger sedan that hasn’t quite made it to the big leagues yet, technology-wise. Because the ’09 Aura Hybrid lacks the more advanced “two-mode” hybrid technology common to its Japanese competitors, the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Nissan Altima hybrid, it’s not able to accelerate beyond a glacial 3 mph on electric power alone. The EPA estimates the ’09 Aura Hybrid to get 26/34 mpg. Respectable figures, perhaps, but certainly not award-winning, especially for a hybrid. The Aura Hybrid is priced right, however, allowing drivers to save some green while driving green-ish.

A 2.4-liter, DOHC, variable-valve-timed inline four-cylinder (I4) engine kicks out 164 hp and 159 lb-ft of torque, and a single electric motor, powered by a 36-volt nickel-metal hydride battery, handles both generator and engine-assist duties. Combined, the gas engine and electric motor put out 169 hp. A four-speed automatic transmission directs power to the front wheels to the tune of 0-60 in 11 seconds, significantly slower than the Camry or Altima hybrids. The switch from gas to electric power at a stop is reasonably smooth, and regenerative braking assists in keeping the smallish battery pack charged.

The ’09 Aura Hybrid is not an especially exciting car to drive, in comparison to most, with electrically operated power steering and low-rolling-resistance tires taking a toll on handling capabilities.

Standard convenience, comfort, and appearance features for the 2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid include 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, remote power door locks, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, the Onstar communications system with a voice-activated phone, a single-CD/MP3 player with six speakers, Bluetooth technology, and a USB connection. Options for the ’09 Aura Hybrid include leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, and a power sunroof.

With five-star front and side crash-test ratings, the ’09 Aura Hybrid is considered among the safest hybrid vehicles out there. Additionally, the Aura Hybrid is equipped with such standard safety features as four-wheel disc ABS, StabiliTrak traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, and the Onstar post collision safety system.

Owners of the 2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid seem divided as to its fuel savings, but are, for the most part, more than satisfied. Owners rave about the Aura Hybrid’s looks, and quiet, comfortable ride, while a few bemoan its lack of a spare tire and lagging acceleration. Most owners appreciate the ’09 Aura Hybrid for its plain old value for their money.

Adds to XE:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.4L 164 hp I4 Hybrid Engine, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 30
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · 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 Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: in-dash · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM ready · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.63 · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Door sill trim: chrome · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: variable power-assisted steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: seatback, door pockets - front and rear · Tool kit
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Auto Stop/Start · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 14 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 10 · Electric Motor Torque: 110 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 164 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 159 · Spark Plugs: platinum tipped
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Hybrid Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off · Powertrain Combined HP: 164 · Starter Type: motor/generator
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$10,645
For those looking for a bit more hustle from their commuter muscle, the 2009 Saturn Aura XR V6 offers you 3.6 liters of V6 power, still mated to the same six-speed automatic with manual... Read More

For those looking for a bit more hustle from their commuter muscle, the 2009 Saturn Aura XR V6 offers you 3.6 liters of V6 power, still mated to the same six-speed automatic with manual shift. The features really start piling on at this level as well, with automatic climate control and remote engine start added to the mix. Heated leather bucket seats include 8-way power for the driver. A split-folding rear awaits rear passengers, and a center console divides the front buckets. The power mirrors are now heated, and the driver’s side mirror is an automatically dimming unit, as is the rearview. Strangely, the stereo is not upgraded, with the same AM/FM/CD/MP3 player as the other trims found here, also with a digital media player connection and satellite radio. Power windows and door locks are joined by remote keyless entry, OnStar, Bluetooth, cruise control, a compass and outside-temperature indicator, trip computer, tachometer, illuminated visor mirrors, and a garage door opener. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel is leather-wrapped and includes integrated controls for the stereo. Visual indications from the outside include 18-inch alloy wheels - a 1-inch jump from the other trims - and foglights.

Safety features for the XR V6 include traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with antiskid, daytime running lights and automatic headlights, dual front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags, along with a tire pressure monitor and a theft-deterrent system.

Adds to XE:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.6L 252 hp V6 Engine, MPG: 22
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: in-dash · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.63 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Armrests · Cargo area light · Door sill trim: chrome · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with split-level storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote trunk release, keyless entry, · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · Power steering: variable power-assisted steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, audio and cruise controls · Storage: in dash, door pockets - front and rear · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Alternator: 125 amps · Push-button Start · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip odometer: 2 · Warnings and reminders low oil level,
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding, auto-dimming, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: front and rear
Seatbelts Auto height adjusting shoulder belts: front · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Shock Type: monotube · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Navigation system · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Wheel spokes: multi-spoke
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger