2007 Saturn AURA

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2007 Saturn AURA 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Saturn Aura XE 4 dr

The Saturn AURA was introduced in the 2007 model year. The car is built on the same basic body platform as the Pontiac G6 and redesigned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Saturn Aura XE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Saturn AURA was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats with manual adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry