Road Tests

Aura XR-4 Kicks Luxury Down a Notch

Earlier this week, Glen Woodcook from AutoNet.ca profiled the 2009 Saturn Aura XR 4-cylinder. Woodcook liked the Aura's fuel economy, stylish exterior, and refined interior. "The Aura is a nicely thought out sedan," he wrote, "fully deserving of its victory in the 2007 North American Car of the Year competition."

Driving a Sporty Saturn Through a Midlife Crisis

2009 Saturn Sky

George Quarles, a retired veteran, submitted his story about his decision to purchase a Saturn Sky roadster to the San Fransisco Chronicle's "My Ride" section. "The Sky is a dream for anyone who wants the fun and joy of a classy looking two-seater, go-fast machine that gets pretty good gas mileage," he wrote.

Saturn Astra Three-Door Hatchback Has the Manners of a Euro Car

2009 Saturn Astra XR3

CarList.com's Bob Plunkett reviewed the Saturn Astra 3-door and enjoyed how well it drove. He described that the "rack and pinion steering produces a lively feeling to the wheel and the suspension system - with independent MacPherson struts up front and a semi-independent torsion beam in back with coil springs - creates a nimble and smooth-riding platform."

Astra Features a Good Balance of Space and Efficiency

Nelson Ireson from MotorAuthority.com drove the compact Saturn Astra and appreciated the car's space and efficiency, as well as its handling prowess and interior quality. "The soft-but-not-too-soft feel of most of the interior surfaces is pleasing," he wrote, "and should prove easy to maintain, while the cloth seats are attractive and comfortable."

Saturn Astra 4-Door XE Hatchback

Kelley Blue Book reviewed the 2008 Saturn Astra 4-door XE hatchback and tells readers that they'll like the sporty car "if you're shopping for an affordable, fuel-efficient small car, but you also want something that's both fun to drive and style-conscious." Two of their favorite features available on the Astra were the dual-panel sunroof and sport seats.

Video: FoxNews.com Climbs Mt. Washington in the Saturn Vue Hybrid

Gary Gastelu from FoxNews.com's Car Report recently drove a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid to New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, the highest point in the northeast United States. "Drivers come from across the country to see if their vehicles can make the climb up to the 6288 foot summit," he said. "Today is Alternative Energy day here, so we brought the Saturn Vue hybrid ... and we're going to see if green can get to the top."

Redline Sky a "Ton of Fun for the Buck"

The Texas Tribune put the spotlight on the 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line in yesterday's edition, while drooling over the car's drop-dead gorgeous looks, "polished" interior, and handling that's "unheard" of in its price range. Were there any drawbacks?

A Clear "Vue" Ahead

Canada's Richmond Review posted a story about the Saturn Vue Hybrid sport-utility they recently tested. "Sporty looks and good fuel consumption numbers put the Saturn VUE Hybrid in the must-see category of thrifty SUVs," Richmond Review wrote on their website. What else did they have to say? Read on.

Saturn Astra Arrives Just in Time

Jeff Taylor, auto writer for Search Chicago, thinks the Saturn Astra offers "a rare blend economy, affordability, styling and above average build quality," he wrote in his review. "Saturn has created a new car worthy of consideration in the tough compact segment."

Video: MPG-o-Matic Reviews the Saturn Astra

2008 Saturn Astra XR5

Last month, MPG-o-Matic spent a week road testing the 2008 Saturn Astra. Significantly, during their test the Astra exceeded the EPA estimated fuel economy figures. In addition, they applauded how the Astra "shines on twisty back roads, where it is a sheer joy to drive," they wrote. "The optional sport suspension package and low profile Michelin tires provide an abundance of grip as the Astra moves effortlessly through the twisties. The handling is clearly a notch above much of the competition."

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Saturn Announces Upcoming Performance Line

Answering the performance desires of customers, Saturn is developing a series of performance vehicles and released an artist's conceptual rendering of a specially modified Ion quad coupe at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with production slated for 2004.