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Used 2009 Saturn Aura

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164 HP
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The 2009 Saturn Aura's confident styling is backed up by eager handling combined with a comfortable and surprisingly quiet highway ride. An attractive, well-appointed interior and overall sense of refinement solidify the sedan's appeal.


If you're looking for a proven track record of reliability and resale, you'll find the Aura faces the unenviable task of competing with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, vehicles that have earned and deserve their status as the two best selling family sedans in the country.

What's New For 2009

Major changes to the Aura line include the discontinuation of the Green Line name, 3.5-liter V6 XE model and four-speed automatic transmission. The upscale XR trim can now be ordered with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, while Saturn's six-speed automatic transmission with tap shift becomes standard on all models except the Hybrid. StabiliTrak stability control is also made standard, as are redundant audio controls (XE, XR). On the Aura Hybrid, 17-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires replace 16-inch alloys.

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Used 2009 Saturn Aura Expert Review

The 2009 Saturn Aura sedan is the most powerful salvo launched in Saturn's rejuvenation program. Riding alongside the hot SKY roadster and newly-launched Astra sedan and coupe, the Aura redefines the automaker's role as both import fighter and technology leader. Like the SKY roadster, the Aura is more stylish and confident than anything Saturn produced in its first 15 years of existence. Although the Aura shares a platform with the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn's version feels more refined inside, outside and on the road. The latest model in Aura lineup is a gas-electric Aura hybrid formerly known as the Aura Green Line. Even as Saturn begins unleashing its most appealing cars ever, the automaker has committed to maintaining its popular "no haggle" pricing policy.

Driving the Used 2009 Saturn Aura

Despite the athletic styling and eager stance, we weren't sure exactly what to expect from the Aura once we got behind the wheel. Having seen the spec sheet we did anticipate a healthy dose of get-up-and-go from the XR model, but we didn't expect such smooth shifts from the six-speed automatic transmission. The XE's four-cylinder engine is surprisingly smooth, delivering performance that is more than adequate and downright competitive. The passenger cabin remained notably quiet on the highway, and the Aura handled twisty two-lane roads better than most midsize sedans this comfortable.

Favorite Features

Hybrid Model
If you want a more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly form of transportation, you won't find a comparable hybrid model from Hyundai, Honda, Ford or Dodge..

Rear-seat Wireless Headphones
Although the Aura doesn't offer a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, it does offer two sets of wireless headphones to accommodate differing music tastes.

Used 2009 Saturn Aura Interior

The Aura's interior is defined by the attractive styling, quality materials and overall sense of refinement that have begun permeating the passenger cabins of more and more domestic entries. There are still details to be polished, but to compare the Aura's interior with that of earlier Saturns is to contrast two different automotive eras. The mere availability of the unique Morocco Brown leather package furthers the Aura's contemporary image. Ambient cabin illumination enhances the upscale feel at night.

Used 2009 Saturn Aura Exterior

In addition to the chrome-bar grille serving as the new face of Saturn, the Aura is distinguished by big, expressive headlamps, a sleek profile with sharply-defined fender flares and distinctive LED taillamps. Build quality is quite good, with tight gaps between body panels and doors, flush fitting glass and a number deep, lustrous paint color choices. Blind spots are relatively few, thanks the large expanse of side glass. Aura XR models have 18-inch alloy wheels (in place of standard-issue 17-inch steel wheels), chrome door handles and front foglamps.

Used 2009 Saturn Aura Standard Features

Included as standard equipment on a base Aura XE are a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, six-speaker CD/CD-MP3 sound system with auxiliary audio input, XM Satellite Radio, OnStar, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, automatic headlamps, cruise control, split-folding rear seatbacks and 17-inch steel wheels. Standard safety equipment includes electronic traction control, StabiliTrak stability control plus front, front-side and side-curtain airbags. XR trims add heated front seats, leather interior, power driver's seat and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Used 2009 Saturn Aura Options

Optional equipment includes a 3.6-liter V6 and 18-inch alloy wheels (XR), power glass sunroof, six-disc premium audio system with rear-seat wireless headphones, remote vehicle start, power-adjustable pedals, leather seats, heated front seats, and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

Used 2009 Saturn Aura Engine

Thanks in part to variable valve timing and the advantage of a six-speed automatic transmission, the Aura XR's more powerful and sophisticated 3.6-liter engine returns outstanding performance with combined fuel economy acceptable to most family sedan shoppers. The frugal 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine provides adequate power and the best fuel economy in its segment. While far better than many domestic four-cylinders, the Aura's 2.4-liter engine is still not as smooth or refined as the four-cylinder engines of the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. A bonus of the new standard six-speed is steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

2.4-liter in-line 4
169 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
160 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/33

2.4-liter in-line 4 Hybrid
164 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
159 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/34

3.6-liter V6
252 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/26

How Much Does the Used 2009 Saturn Aura Cost?

The 2009 Saturn Aura XE four-cylinder's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts around $23,000, with the XR four-cylinder starting closer to $25,000. The V6 powered XR pushes the starting price past the $27,500 mark, while the Hybrid starts just a bit over $26,500. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry with automatic transmissions start at $22,000 and $21,000, respectively, and will climb to the low-to-mid $30,000 range when fully equipped. The Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion both start closer to $20,500 and top out around $30,000. We expect the Aura to maintain resale value better than the Sonata and stay on par with the Fusion, but not to perform as well as industry-standards Accord and Camry.

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Used 2009 Saturn Aura Consumer Reviews


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2008 Saturn Aura

"Great Car"

XR trim is nice. Strong 3.6L engine. Pretty good styling for the interior. Don't like the 18" wheels. Noisy. Good handling.
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2008 Saturn Aura

"Awesome Value"

Super comfortable
It's not a convertible!
I have owned this car 9 years, driven over 110k miles. Very comfortable, especially for long trips- never stranded me, no major breakdowns or expenses, driven in 3 NY winters then relocated to Fla. Lots of V-6 power, 26 mpg highway, HUGE trunk, seating for 5. This is the BEST sedan Saturn ever made- a shame GM discontinued the line
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little mimi
2009 Saturn Aura

"great vehicle, needs mostly cosmetic work."

great looking vehicle.
looking for something a little more compact
This has been a great riding vehicle. It still runs great. Most of the work that needs to be done is cosmetic. Well maintained. Receipts to prove maintenance. I have a medical condition that requires factory tinted windows. This vehicle does not have this. Looking to trade for a lease vehicle.
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2007 Saturn Aura

"Great stability, power, gas savings & looks"

Fun to drive! Big Trunck Nice interior
Not a lot of space for extra carry on items
This car has is comfortable and seats a family of 5. The Saturn has good gas mileage for an automobile of its size. The Saturns low profile works well with taking turns and driving in the wind. Handing a plus with this front wheel drive. Interior wears very well and spills not a problem with its stain resistant seat covers. There is very little or low engine or outside noise heard in the cab. Sorry GM stopped production of this great vehicle.
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2007 Saturn Aura

"Car is a Sweetheart,been in a garage all time."

Drives like a new car. new tires.
No cons.
Car has been in garage since I bought it. I am disabled so I dont drive very much. I maybe drive 1500 to 2000 mile a year.
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2009 Saturn Aura Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - OnStar
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • USB Port


  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 26 mpg
  • EPA Class - Midsize Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 34 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 29 mpg


  • Horsepower - 164 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6400 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.80 inches
  • Torque - 159 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 5000 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/55R17
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 100000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years
  • Hybrid/Electric Components Miles - 100000 miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components Years - 8 years


  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Hybrid
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.40 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.4
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3523 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 97.7 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 16.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.4 inches
  • Height - 57.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 37.6 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Overall Length - 190.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.0 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 13.1 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 40.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 112.3 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.3 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 70.3 inches
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2009 Saturn Aura Safety

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2009 Saturn Aura Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag


2009 Saturn Aura Rankings

164 HP
MPG Combined
29 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.6 Rating
2009 Saturn Aura
164 HP

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