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2009 Saturn Vue / Vue Hybrid / Vue 2 Hybrid

What s new, and safety info for the 2009 Vue.

December 2008

The Vue was completely redesigned for 2008 and is a player in the compact crossover-utility Like the Honda CR-V, it is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that can be with all-wheel drive and seating for five in two rows.

The Vue is in this class for the number of options that are available: a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder allied to a four-speed automatic a mild hybrid; a 222-hp, V-6 engine that drives a six-speed automatic transaxle; a 3.6-liter V-6, also to a six-speed automatic transmission; and a announced two-mode hybrid pairs the 3.6-liter V-6 with front-wheel-drive two-mode gearbox. The Vue is in XE, XR, hybrid, two-mode hybrid, and Red trims.


The Vue’s biggest is that it’s heavy: 3700 pounds in four-cylinder, form, going past pounds for a V-6 with all-wheel Four-cylinder performance is sluggish, the 3.6-liter in the XR and Red Line models for a more sprightly vehicle. The Vue quite nicely and handles in a slightly inertfashion.

The interior is appointed and in some ways crafted than those of its rivals. Interior room is however, compared with the leaders such as the Honda and Toyota RAV4, offering cubic feet of luggage behind the rear seats and with the seats folded. Gas is only average, too, EPA numbers of 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway for the

These fall to 15/22 for the V-6 and 16/23 for the front-drive 3.6-liter The mild hybrid is estimated to get superior economy of 25 mpg in the city and 32 on the and the two-mode hybrid is claimed to 50-percent-better mileage than the V-6.

What’s New for 2009

The news for 2009 is the planned of the two-mode hybrid model. the Vue mild hybrid, which a generator to turn its 2.4-liter engine on and off in town and has some braking function, the two-mode is a full hybrid that can run on electric power at city The name refers to GM’s that combines the functions of a variable transmission and a conventional in order to operate at maximum

The two-mode uses a 3.6-liter

Other changes for 2009 Bluetooth connectivity that’s on the XR and Red Line models and available on the XE, a panic brake-assist feature, an dealer-accessory headrest-integrated DVD system, and XM real-time traffic data.

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The Vue does not have options but instead can be ordered several packages, some of come standard on higher levels. Three useful are the Preferred package that an eight-way power driver’s and leather-wrapped steering wheel, the package that incorporates start and rain-sensing windshield and the Premium package that leather seats, heated in the

The base model is the Vue XE, which near $24,000 in front-wheel-drive equipped with a four-cylinder and four-speed automatic transmission. model has power windows, entry, steering-wheel-mounted audio and controls, and 16-inch alloy Adding all-wheel drive the price by about $2500 and an upgrade to the 222-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and a automatic.

The base model good value for the money, class-competitive interior comfort and

The more uplevel XR model the 3.6-liter V-6 starts at about with all-wheel drive $2000 to the price. Seventeen-inch wheels, projector-beam fog lamps, climate control, a power seat, and a leather-wrapped steering are among the upgrades over the XE XR and Red Line models can be ordered a navigation system, although the is steep at more than two

The hybrid is available only in form, starting at about Standard equipment closely that of the base XE model, few options available. The two-mode which is also only with front-wheel drive and the V-6, is not yet on sale as of this

Finally, the more sporting Red which has the 3.6-liter engine, at about $29,500, rising to $31,500 with all-wheel This one features a “sport suspension, manumatic operation for the heated sport seats, and wheels and tires. It is only more sporty than the isn’t very sporty at neither is recommended for the enthusiast.


Vues come front, front side, and airbags. Stability and traction are standard, along with anti-lock disc brakes.

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