2007 Saturn Aura Review
This review was written when the 2007 Saturn Aura was new.
The Aura delivers excellent safety features a roomy interior, but it can't match the interior material quality of others in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize car, you should also consider Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Critics say that the 2007 Saturn Aura is a well-rounded car with only a few shortcomings. "It's not an official category, but the Aura would get 10 points out of 10 for being a perfect 'almost,' " says Car and Driver. Reviewers list handling, safety and seat comfort as highlights. "The Aura's confident styling is backed up by eager handling combined with a comfortable and surprisingly quiet highway ride," says Kelley Blue Book. However, although most call the interior of the Aura roomy and comfortable, they dislike the materials and trims. On the other hand, the Aura earns praise for its safety features and crash test results. "Compared with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, the Aura is well equipped with safety and comfort features," says New Car Test Drive.
The 2007 Saturn Aura won the prestigious 2007 North American Car of the Year award, and is a Consumer Guide recommended vehicle. The 2007 Aura is Motor Week Driver's Choice for Best Family Sedan and the World of Wheels editors' choice for best family sedan. 2007 is the first model year for the Aura, which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6, but many reviewers say the Aura outshines its corporate cousins. Despite its impressive credentials, "The 2007 Saturn Aura XE has to face off against stiff competition from every quarter, and you can make a compelling case for all of them, from the Ford Fusion to the Hyundai Sonata," says Edmunds. The majority of critics think that the Aura represents a good value and buyers in the market for a midsize car should consider it. IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Aura Hybrid a "better than average" value rating based on a projected five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class. XE and XR models receive an "average" rating.