2008 Saturn Astra XR 3d

At a Glance

Pricing $17,875 - $19,200
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24 (city), 30-32 (highway)

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Astra 3d XR 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD $17,875
Astra 3d XR 1.8l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD $19,200