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2008 Saturn Astra XR 5d

At a Glance

Pricing $15,375 - $18,250
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24 (city), 30-32 (highway)

Overview Information

The Astra replaces the uninspired ION as Saturn's entry level compact car. Available in 3-door and 5-door models, the Astra is nearly identical to the Opel version sold in Europe. Both body styles are equipped with a 138-bhp 1.8L I-4 mated to a choice of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Standard safety features include ABS, Stabilitrak stability control, as well as side airbags and head curtain side airbags. Options include 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels, heated cloth or leather seats, and dual panel sunroof. The Astra is a sporty, practical alternative to the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

What Changed:

Designed by Opel for the European market, Astra's are imported from Belgium. Offered in 3-door and 5-door models, all Astra's are equipped with a 138hp, 1.8L four-cylinder engine and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

Official Word:

The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra brings a decidedly European flavor to the North American compact car market. It is packed with a wide range of standard equipment and safety features, and delivers sporty performance with very good fuel economy. The Saturn Astra is offered in three-door and five-door models, each underpinned by a taut, European-bred suspension that delivers a sharp, responsive driving experience. Power comes from a 1.8L Ecotec four-cylinder engine that is both energetic and...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Astra 5d XE 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD 24/32/28 $15,375
Astra 5d XE 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD 24/30/27 $16,700
Astra 5d XR 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD 24/32/28 $16,925
Astra 5d XR 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD 24/30/27 $18,250