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2002 Saturn S-Series
3 Dr SC1 Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,545
7 listings nationwide

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2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,245
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Saturn S-Series
3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Taking its cue from the Soup Nazi in "Seinfeld," Saturn said no more S-Series wagons for you in 2002. More importantly, 2002 marked the last year of production for the S-Series. This m...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Rob Feeman Review:

For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably pric...

The Good: Saturn emphasizes the Aura sedan's fuel efficiency for 2009, and for t...

The Bad: Some knock the '09 Saturn Aura's fit and finish, especially in the int...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Saturn S-Series
3 Dr SC1 Coupe
5
GuruRR1RY writes:
Most reliable fun car Ive ever owned... hands down!
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Honda Accord EX worse.
"Lots of room"
Family Car Ranked 2002 Honda Accord EX better.
"4 door as opposed to the 3 door smaller interior of the Sc2"
Kmcdaniel196 writes:
Great looking and rides really nice and is very good on gas.
205
STouchton 2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 CoupeReview:

Reliable And Efficient — This was my first financed car. I was always happy with it, and it never left me stranded anywhere. ...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
GuruLX9WY writes:
A less known car that almost saved the Saturn division. Some possible common positives from GMs popular Malibu...
Power Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Its a little smaller and lighter and the 4 cly is adequate with the right transmission and the 6 can be close to Avalon power with a lighter car for it to accelerate."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Personal preference - size and shape. A few Avalon s came with a 3 passenger old school bench. Most Avalons have normal 2 front buckets, more often leather with many power adjustments though certain Auras have that too and ones without it are pretty good and comfortable for a normal size driver."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Avalon has a huge backseat and trunk though an Auru is an ok average size in both those for most drivers."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"I am a little bit less of a risk taker and all things otherwise equal ( previous owners maintanance) most Models and Years Toyotas are the lowest risk of any cars for long term reliability and low ownership lifetime costs."

Specs

2002 Saturn S-Series
3 Dr SC1 Coupe
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
36 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
100 hp @ 5,000 RPM
100 hp @ 5,000 RPM
164 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
114 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
114 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
159 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
9.3:1
10.4:1
Displacement
1,900 cc
1,900 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.54 in
3.23 in x 3.54 in
3.4 in x 3.8 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 3 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 2 stars 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 31 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.4 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.5 in 190.9 in
Width 68.2 in 70.3 in
Height 53 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 112.3 in

Available Options

2002 Saturn S-Series
3 Dr SC1 Coupe
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid

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