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Saturn AURA Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2007 - 2009 Saturn AURA
78% Best 174% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Saturn AURA

Saturn AURA Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Great warranty, and very reliable. Nice to have OnStar in case of emergency full 2007 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Saturn has a solid reputation for reliability with many cheaper models still running fine at over 200,000KM. full 2007 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have just under 98k on my Aura XR and it has been in for:
  • replacement of both catalytic convertors, one of which was under warranty
  • intermediate shaft needed repair
  • new struts
  • regular maintenance
full 2007 Saturn AURA review
Saturn AURA Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I believe it comes down to how well owners maintain their AURA. Get the niggly things taken care of by the dealer under warranty as soon as they pop up. Do routine maintenance and, overall, the AURA should do very well. After 5 years of AURA ownership, I feel more confident that the AURA will hold up equally as well as our 3 Hondas have over the past 30 years. full 2008 Saturn AURA review
2008 4dr Sedan 219-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Several problems in the first month of ownership full 2008 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reliability on my AURA has been horrific. The power steering system has a design flaw in the intermediate steering shaft. I also have water leaks into the interior and a sluggish transmission. Currently pursuing lemon law for a buyback or compensation. full 2007 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 224-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Saturn has a checkered history. I was largely willing to give GM the benefit of the doubt. But the saturnfans web site did introduce some notes of caution- I had the sense GM rushed the car into production a bit soon. full 2007 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Continuing problems with the steering linkage failures has me wondering about the overall mechanical quality of the vehicle. full 2007 Saturn AURA review
2007 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
several problems had to be fixed under warranty. this is a first year vehicle. full 2007 Saturn AURA review