Dollar for dollar the Saturn Aura is an outstanding car. The lines of the exterior really look like a more expensive car. We drove the XR and found that there was too much torque and HP for our needs. Also, drove the Malibu. Chevy has more interesting interiors, but, the people at Saturn seem a bit more consumer friendly. The inline 4 has good power and the sound and vibration damping are really well done.
Nice option packages make for some great features on this reasonably priced car. Remote start and satellite radio.
Some of the upscale XR convience and safety features should be available on the XE. We don't all need the HP of the six. Wish we could have gotten the prettier rims on the XE that are available on the XR!