The Glow of Fuel Economy: 2009 Aura XR 2.4L

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John Matras from the Auto Review Examiner: In a test loop that contained highway and intermediate speed roads with hills and some stop-and-go, we recorded 31.8 mpg. In primarily heavy urban driving we couldn't do better than 21.8 mpg, so actually, our gas mileage isn't that far off from the EPA estimate of 22/33. That compares to the last year's four-cylinder with four-speed automatic EPA estimate of 22/30. Based on our overall driving, we expect that a 2009 Saturn Aura four-cylinder with the six-speed would better the EPA highway estimate.

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John Heilig from The Auto Page loved the details surrounding the 2008 Saturn Astra XR 5-door that he drove. "You recognize its European heritage with the 'switchblade' key that looks as if it came form the Audi/VW parts bin," he wrote. "The Astra has projector beam headlights nestled in plastic-covered nacelles. They consist of three units on each side and they're very impressive in a small car. It's what you'd expect in a high-end mid-size for example."