Road Tests

2008 Saturn Astra XR Review

From MotherProof.com: The new ad campaign for Saturn features a man walking into a Saturn dealer and promptly walking back out the door to take a second look at the sign and make sure he's in the right place. The message is that Saturn's got a whole new look — it's sportier, sleeker and just plain cooler than you ever thought.

2008 Saturn Astra XE Four-Door Hatchback Test Drive

From CanadianDriver.com: Saturn sold its first cars, the S-series sedan, wagon and coupe, in 1991. That same year, GM Europe's Opel division debuted its Astra compact. Do you suppose anyone knew that, some 17 years later, the Astra would become a Saturn?

Driving the '08 Saturn Vue Hybrid Green Line

From CNET.com: One year after the introduction of the 2007 Vue Green Line, Saturn has brought out a significantly revised version of the model. The 2008 Vue Green Line may share most of the tech features of the original model, but its exterior design shows that Saturn has spent a busy 12 months at the drawing board.

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid Test Drive

From About.com: In its second year with GM’s mild hybrid drivetrain option, the Vue gets a complete refresh for 2008. Its new curved and sculpted look, a severe departure from old, hints at European inspiration and upscale flavor. The new Vue Green Line is decently equipped in standard trim as was our tester, with enough amenities to make a long trip comfortable--but without whiz bang.

Saturn's Hybrid Vue Green Line Isn't Just Another Crossover

From OttawaCitizen.com: Lost in the explosion that has been Saturn's model proliferation in the last 24 months, I took little notice of the new Vue compact sport-utility. Though I was quite enamored of the previous generation for its bargain price and excellent, supplied-by-Honda powertrain, I was far more seduced by the Sky roadster, Aura sedan and, especially, the Astra subcompact.

Nimble, Compact '08 Saturn Astra Hatchback Ready to Shine

From the Calgary Herald: There has been a renaissance in the Saturn lineup, starting with the boldly styled Sky roadster, the Aura sedan and the Outlook and redesigned Vue crossovers. Ironically, the Sky is now the oldest product wearing the Saturn badge, while the compact Astra is the youngster in the family.

Vue Green Line's Value Comes from its Thrift

From the Orlando Sentinel: Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, the sensible, comparatively simple Saturn Vue Green Line is a hybrid, but it does not get the astronomical fuel economy that Toyota Prius drivers crow about. But those of us who don't much care for the Prius' driving characteristics might be willing to sacrifice mileage for some of the Vue Green Line's other attributes, such as interior room and luggage capacity.

Saturn Goes International with the Affordable Astra

From The Vail Trail: New to Saturn's lineup is the Astra, a small three- or five-door entry-level automobile which has a very international history, is imminently affordable and, while not a screamer in the power department, provides a positive replacement to the completely forgettable Ion.

Saturn's Astra Joins the Stars

From The Province: The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra is the latest example of the rewarding product-sharing alliance with the company's German cousin Opel.

Video: The Saturn Astra Sports Euro Style

KING Channel 5's correspondent Tom Voelk took Saturn's new Astra compact hatchback for a spin in this video review.

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New Online Owner Center and Mobile Website Among Developments Touted in Weekend Update from Saturn

In an email sent out this weekend touting the "latest update from Saturn," the company teased about a new online owner center that's in the works. The current owner center is hosted at Saturn.com, but the new site will apparently be moved and hosted by Yahoo.