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2009 Saturn VUE

At a Glance

Pricing $23,050 - $30,705
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6, 3.6l V6, 3.6l V6 HEV
Transmissions A4, A6
Fuel Economy 16-25 (city), 23-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 59

Overview Information

The second generation of Saturn's compact SUV is a significantly more refined vehicle than its predecessor. Saturn offers the VUE with a myriad of powertrain options including a four cylinder, two six cylinders, and two different hybrid systems. The newest hybrid model features GM's two-mode hybrid system paired with a 3.6L V6. For enthusiasts, the Vue Red Line with the 257-bhp/248 lb.-ft. 3.6L V-6 and 6-speed automatic is an obvious choice. With its firmly tuned suspension, the Vue Red Line is a fine handling SUV. An optional towing package allows the Vue to tow up to 3,500 lbs. Electronic Trailer Sway Control is part of the standard Stabilitrak stability control system. Available options include 17-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, heated front seats, cargo management system, and remote start. The Vue is a competitive alternative to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.

What Changed:

The VUE will add a second hybrid/electric powertrain option. The VUE 2 Mode Hybrid features a unique transmission that can function as a CVT while running on electricity, but utilizes four-fixed gears for other operating conditions.

Official Word:

The Saturn Vue, completely redesigned for 2008, makes history just one model year into its launch when the 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid goes into production in late 2008. It is expected to be the world's most fuel-efficient V-6 SUV, providing an estimated 50-percent increase in fuel economy compared to the non-hybrid Vue XR. The Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid will be the second hybrid model in the Vue family and the third hybrid offering...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
VUE XE 2.4l I4 (169-bhp) A4 FWD 19/26/22 36 $23,050
VUE XE 3.5l V6 (222-bhp) A6 AWD 16/23/19 52 $25,725
VUE XR-V6 3.6l V6 (257-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 52 $26,205
VUE XR-V6 3.6l V6 (257-bhp) A6 AWD 16/23/19 56 $28,205
VUE Hybrid 2.4l I4 HEV (167-bhp) A4 FWD 25/32/28 40 $27,930
VUE Red Line 3.6l V6 (257-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 49 $28,705
VUE Red Line 3.6l V6 (257-bhp) A6 AWD 16/23/19 59 $30,705
VUE 2 Mode Hybrid 3.6l V6 HEV (255-bhp) A4 FWD 41 TBD