2008 Saturn VUE  -  $22,150


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,150
Base Invoice: $20,751
Destination Charge: $625
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 XE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 XE
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic (Requires (LE5) ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, MFI engine)
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, MFI (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6200 rpm, 161 lb-ft of torque [217.4 N-m] @ 5100 rpm)

Value Writeup

The base 2008 Saturn Vue XE with, in front-wheel drive, represents a particularly strong value, with its wide range of standard features and economical engine, while the Vue Green Line will appeal to those who want to make an eco-friendly statement. It carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 city, 32 highway--the best of any sport-utility vehicle for 2008--and it's also quite affordably priced, starting at less than $25,000. In general, the Vue has a nice, controlled ride and good carlike handling, matched with an especially roomy interior and good towing ability for its size.


Pros

New look; controlled ride; fuel economy (XE and Green Line); extensive cargo space; standard safety equipment; towing stability feature.


Model Highlights

The new 2008 Saturn Vue is available in a wide range of models, from the economical XE base model and frugal Green Line hybrid to the loaded XR and sporty Red Line models.

The base XE comes with a 169-horsepower, 2.4L "Ecotec" four-cylinder engine, matched with a four-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive XE model comes with a 222-horsepower, 3.5L pushrod V6 engine, while the top-of-the-line XR and performance-oriented Red Line receive a 257-horsepower, 3.6L overhead-cam V6 with variable valve timing for better response across the rev range. Both V6 engines are hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Safety and control are emphasized by the Vue's design; stabilizer bars are included front and back for the four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock are standard equipment. So are electronic stability control, active head restraints, front-seat side air bags, and rollover-capable head-curtain side bags for front and rear rows. The Vue also has a trailer sway control feature integrated into the stability control system; it detects trailer sway while towing and applies the brakes as necessary to restore stability. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The Vue has a roomy interior that can accommodate five, and the back seat is 60/40-split and folds forward easily to expand the cargo area.

The four-cylinder XE model returns impressive fuel economy, with EPA ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 highway. But appealing especially to shoppers of a green mindset is the Green Line model, which includes a simple hybrid system hooked up to the four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic. The motor system helps the gasoline engine during acceleration then stores up energy lost during coasting and braking.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Red Line model, which gets, in addition to the more powerful V6, a more aggressive front end design, projector-beam fog lamps, special trapezoidal exhaust tips, and a spoiler, plus tap up/down transmission control, larger 18-inch alloy wheels, and a lowered sport-tuned suspension. Inside, it gets an exclusive black interior theme, with leather sport seats with red stitching and perforated inserts. The Red Line is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Uplevel XR models are distinguished from the XE by large 17-inch alloy wheels, a dual-outlet stainless-steel exhaust, fog lamps, and side rails, plus a number of additional features inside including automatic climate control, a power driver's seat, and a rear cargo organizer.

Especially noteworthy options include premium leather upholstery, and a Convenience Package that includes rain-sensing wipers, heated washers, and a universal remote.


Model News

The 2008 Saturn Vue has been completely redesigned inside and out, with a more arced roofline and better-detailed front and rear styling, plus slightly longer and wider overall dimensions. GM also claims that the Vue now offers the widest range of powertrains in its segment.

Plastic body panels, a Saturn-exclusive long-touted as superior for corrosion and dent resistance, are now gone, replaced by conventional sheetmetal. The Honda-sourced V6 has also been discontinued.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
361.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
494.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LE5

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/145

Fuel System
MFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 5100

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.0 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
40.2 in

Front Leg Room
40.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.0 in

Front Hip Room
52.6 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Hip Room
52.9 in

Wheelbase
106.6 in

Length, Overall
180.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
67.0 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
56.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3825 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
QKG

Rear Tire Order Code
QKG

Front Tire Size
P235/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16

Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.14 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V470000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 16, 2008

Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Potential Number of Units Affected
42408

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 42,408 MY 2008-2009 SATURN VUE VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE NUT SECURING THE POWER STEERING LINE TO THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY LOOSEN. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THERE MAY BE A POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
THE FLUID COULD CONTACT HOT EXHAUST COMPONENTS RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE NUT SECURING THE POWER STEERING LINE TO THE POWER STEERING PUMP. IF THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF A FLUID LEAK, DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE NUT. IF A FLUID LEAK IS PRESENT, DEALER WILL TIGHTEN THE NUT AND CHECK THE FLUID LEVEL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR GO TO MYGMLINK AT HTTP://WWW.GM.COM/RECALL.

GM RECALL NO. 08284. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V233000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2009

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
44451

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 44,451 MY 2008 SATURN VUE VEHICLES WITH BODY COLOR OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES. THE OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES MAY STICK OR BIND. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE DOOR MAY NOT LATCH WHEN CLOSED.

Consequence
DRIVING WITH AN UNLATCHED DOOR COULD RESULT IN AN UNBELTED OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THE VEHICLE, CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES WITH CHROME DOOR HANDLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNER MAY CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

GM RECALL NO. 09066. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V200000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 05, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
26

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 26 MY 2008 SATURN VUE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 6T70 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE TRANSMISSION CASE SIDE BORE THAT HOLDS THE PARK PAWL PIVOT PIN MAY HAVE A CASTING POROSITY. THIS CONDITION, COUPLED WITH NORMAL OPERATING STRESSES, COULD LEAD TO FAILURE, ELIMINATING THE ABILITY TO SECURE THE TRANSMISSION IN 'PARK' POSITION.

Consequence
IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A NON-LEVEL SURFACE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL WITHOUT WARNING AND CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN ITS PATH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 5, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

GM RECALL NO. 08168. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, MFI (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6200 rpm, 161 lb-ft of torque [217.4 N-m] @ 5100 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic (Requires (LE5) ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, MFI engine)

Axle, 3.91 ratio

Battery rundown protection

Front-wheel drive

Suspension, Soft Ride

Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel

Wheels, 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) alloy

Tires, P235/65R16 all-season, blackwall

Tire, compact spare with jack and tool kit

Automatic exterior lamp control

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver and front passenger)

Wipers, front intermittent with washer

Wiper, rear intermittent with washer

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary input jack

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Seats, Deluxe front bucket with seat-back net and active headrests

Console, floor, Custom

Steering wheel, 3-spoke

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls

Instrumentation, analog standard

Driver Information Center, includes outside temperature display

Tire Pressure Monitor System, air pressure sensors in each tire, individual tire pressure display in Driver Information Center

Windows, power

Door locks, power programmable

Remote Keyless Entry

Cruise control

Air conditioning, single-zone manual climate control

Defogger, rear-window

Glovebox, non-locking

Console, overhead

Mirror, inside rearview manual tilt

Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors

Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard, includes rear coat hooks

Cargo convenience net, rear

Pedal Release System

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Daytime Running Lamps

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Automatic Occupant Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger (Not available with (ATY) rear seat delete.)

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND (FOR VEHICLES ORDERED BY RETAILERS IN THE STATES OF CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OR RHODE ISLAND WITH FEDERAL EMISSIONS.)
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL (FOR VEHICLES ORDERED BY RETAILERS IN FEDERAL EMISSION STATES WITH CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND OR VERMONT EMISSIONS; MAY ALSO BE USED BY RETAILERS IN STATES OF CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND OR VERMONT TO ORDER DIFFERENT STATE-SPECIFIC EMISSIONS)
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-CYLINDER, MFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
AXLE, 3.91 RATIO
$0

 
AXLE, 4.41 RATIO
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
GOLDEN CASHMERE
$0

 
DEEP BLUE
$0

 
MYSTIC BLUE
$295

 
BLACK ONYX
$0

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
SUNBURST ORANGE
$0

 
CARBON FLASH
$95

 
SILVER PEARL
$0

 
TECHNO GRAY
$0

 
RUBY RED
$0

 
SEA MIST GREEN
$0

 
SEATS, DELUXE FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAN, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATING
$0

 
TAN, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATING
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK AND AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
$295

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO
$2,145

 
PREFERRED PACKAGE
$795

 
AIR CONDITIONING, SINGLE-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$0

 
STEERING WHEEL, 3-SPOKE LEATHER-WRAPPED
$0

 
MIRRORS, OUTSIDE HEATED POWER-ADJUSTABLE, BODY-COLOR, MANUAL-FOLDING
$0

 
VISORS, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER ILLUMINATED VANITY MIRRORS
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$595

 
PREMIUM TRIM PACKAGE
$1,075

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER, 3-LEVEL
$275

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, SATURN ADVANCED AUDIO SYSTEM
$325

 
CARGO COVER, REAR
$85

 
CARGO ORGANIZER, REAR, FLEX NET
$95

 
FLOOR MATS, FRONT AND REAR
$80

 
SUNROOF, POWER
$850

 
FOG LAMPS, FRONT
$150

 
LUGGAGE RACK SIDE RAILS, ROOF-MOUNTED
$150

 
TRAILERING PROVISIONS
$350

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

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