Road Tests

Vue from Saturn Enticing

G. Chambers Williams III from the San Antonio Express-News liked the versatility of the 2008 Saturn Vue XR he recently tested. "There is lots of interior storage," he wrote in his review, "including a large, illuminated glovebox, a slide-out storage bin under the front passenger seat, a rear cargo system with upper and lower side rails, and storage under the rear cargo area."

Hybrid Vue Delivers Space and Economy

Gina Spadafori from DogCars.com recently drove a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line, and paid particular attention to how dog-friendly the fuel-efficient Saturn really was. "You can't beat the bottom line," she concluded at the end of her review. The Vue provided her a "week of hauling dogs, supplies, and gear with no problem and little gas used."

'08 Saturn Vue Green Line FWD Hybrid

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line

Shahed Hussain from the Velocity Journal reviewed the 2008 Vue Green Line hybrid and was impressed by the improvements Saturn made to the all-new model. "The second-generation Vue offers richer materials, tight panel gaps, and an uncluttered, attractive design," he wrote in his review.

MotoringTV Drives the 3- and 5-Door Saturn Astra

Check out this well done, fast-paced video road test of the 3- and 5-door Saturn Astra hatchbacks. The reviewer provides some insightful comments about the "much anticipated" Saturn, its notable competition, and a comparison between the two Astra models.

MotorWeek's Video Review of the '08 Saturn Asta

Watch MotorWeek's review of the 2008 Saturn Astra, or click here to read the transcript. "Saturn's current mission is to be the most European of all GM's US brands," says MW host John Davis. "Saturn's reincarnation as GM's most Euro-spec division is for real. The 2008 Astra, along with the new Vue, are compact European designs to the core. The Astra is a terrific match for families that already own a larger European luxury car, or would like to. Bringing the best of Opel to America is what a global GM should be doing, and we hope they keep it up."

Saturn's New Look Comes into Vue

Bob English from Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper recently reviewed the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue XR all-wheel-drive sport-utility. "As with all the new wave of Saturn vehicles I have driven recently," he said. "The Vue reflects a welcome, European-inspired approach to style, detail and driving dynamics."

New '08 Saturn Astra Provides an Economical Alternative for the Growing Family

The Automotive Addicts drove the 2008 Astra and concluded that the small Saturn hatchback offers "bold looks, plenty of power for getting around slow moving traffic with a nimble suspension, contemporary interior features, a versatile interior for almost all of your needs, and a safe, comfortable environment for you and your family."

2008 Saturn Astra XR 3-Door Review: 'American' is Not its First Language

AutoPacific recently drove the Saturn Astra throughly documented their time behind the wheel in this review. "The new Aura, Outlook, Sky, and Vue are clear winners - the latter two are AutoPacific's 2008 Vehicle Satisfaction Award winners in their respective segments," wrote the group, "and the new Astra aims to continue that success."

Aura Stands Out in a Crowd

Robert Kelley from the Colorado Springs Gazette recently drove a 2008 Saturn Aura. He not only liked its sophisticated, European styling, but also the Aura's interior layout and features. "The front seats are supportive and comfortable with optional heating for those cold morning commutes," he wrote. "Instrumentation, controls and knobs all clearly marked and easy to manipulate."

Review: '08 Saturn Astra 5-Door XR

2008 Saturn Astra XR 5-Door Headlamp

Drew Johnson from LeftlaneNews.com spent some time with the new Saturn Astra and he was impressed with its "responsive and capable handling," as well as its styling. "The Astra's lines are taught and its sloping roofline gives the hatchback just a hint of coupe in its silhouette," he wrote. "The Astra's wheels nicely fill its wheel wells – a subtle touch not found on many American cars.

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2008 "ClapSaturn" Aura XE

2008 "ClapSaturn" Aura XE

I was fortunate enough to meet up with Al Clapsaddle, sales consultant at Saturn/West, earlier this week for breakfast during a brief stop in Columbus, Ohio. I had an opportunity to get an up close look at his newly-modified 2008 Aura midsize sedan. Over the years Al has enjoyed personalizing all of his Saturns, and his '08 Aura is no different.