That low price is made possible by a super-simple hybrid system that has some advantages. Besides the low cost it also adds less weight to the car and takes up less storage space.
But it also doesn't give you as big of a mileage boost and, since some of your neighbors will know it's not a "real hybrid," your image as a savvy environmentalist might not shine as brightly.
The bigger issues have to do with performance and appointments. For some shoppers, the Saturn Aura's overworked engine noise and uneven braking may dull the pleasure of saving all that gasoline. More expensive hybrids perform better while also using less fuel.
Ultimately, the Saturn Aura Green Line is a bargain hybrid car that comes off as just that.