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Before was forced to fold its tent in the of GM’s 2009 bankruptcy one of its more interesting offerings was the Saturn Vue Hybrid. This crossover SUV wasn’t much of a in terms of the technology used. Its electric motor could power the vehicle up to speeds of 3 mph, which is about walking speed (a Toyota can typically achieve 30 mph on electricity

The Vue’s electric motor was used to restart the gas engine it automatically shut down at a In a world of Priuses and then-future Volts, this was dinosaur

Nonetheless, the Vue Hybrid got better gas than its primary non-hybrid (not to mention the regular Vue), and it cost less as thanks to Uncle Sam’s tax on hybrid vehicles. Note this praise is directed toward the second-generation Vue Hybrid, as the Vue Green Line (made for 2007) was based on an aging and was saddled with a crummy and forgettable driving dynamics.

Saturn’s demise and the mechanical of hybrid vehicles, we would staying away from examples of even the second-generation the Vue It was a worthwhile vehicle in its day, but are better ways to assuage environmental conscience.

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The Saturn Vue Hybrid (formerly as the Saturn Vue Green Line) was a compact crossover SUV produced 2008-’09. It was primarily powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine produced 172 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of A four-speed automatic was mandatory, and the Vue was available only with drive.

A small electric provided a trickle of power during acceleration, but its chief was to restart the engine after it shut down when to conserve fuel. Through a known as regenerative braking, was recouped by capturing energy lost during braking.

As for the raison d’etre, the Vue Hybrid’s EPA fuel economy was 25 mpg city/32 mpg and 28 mpg combined. That amounted to a improvement over the non-hybrid Vue, while inexplicably being more fuel-efficient the lighter, more aerodynamic Aura Hybrid.

There was only one trim available on the Saturn Vue Hybrid. equipment included 17-inch keyless entry, cruise automatic climate control, and a six-speaker stereo with a player, an auxiliary audio and satellite radio. A host of goodies could be added rain-sensing wipers, heated and windshield-washer nozzles, a power seat, leather upholstery and seats.

Other than the and a few badges, the Vue Hybrid was virtually from the regular Vue. It the same taut European-tuned and handling, which gave crossover a sure-footed feel town. Still, we didn’t particularly brisk acceleration. The was a vast improvement over the model, with materials and quality more in line a Volkswagen than the cheap that plagued earlier

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Unlike the bizarre hieroglyphs on in the Opel-designed Saturn Astra, the Vue featured GM’s user-friendly and climate controls.

Past Vue Hybrid Models

The first-generation Vue Green Line hybrid was for only one model year in This compact crossover was on the original Saturn Vue introduced at the of the decade. This model was by its blocky styling, dent-resistant body panels, cheap construction and sloppy steering.

It was somewhat practical, however, a sizable backseat and more space than the current

This Saturn Vue Green featured a mild hybrid that was similar to that in the car, with a 2.4-liter that produced 170 hp and 160 lb-ft of A four-speed automatic and front-wheel were standard. EPA-estimated economy (using 2008 was 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.


Given this generation’s fuel economy and the mediocrity of the upon which it’s we’d steer clear.

If you are for older years, visit our Saturn VUE Hybrid page.

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