Sharp styling; smooth ride; hybrid fuel economy; extensive cargo space; standard safety equipment; towing stability feature
The 2009 Saturn Vue is available in a wide range of models, from the economical XE base model and frugal 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 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Two Vue Hybrids are available--a 2.4L four cylinder with 172 horsepower and a new two-mode version, powered by a 3.6L V6 with 255 horsepower. Both models shut off the gas engine while at a rest, but the V6 is a true two-mode unit, in that it can accelerate solely on battery power. The 4-cylinder hybrid utilizes a 4-speed automatic, while the V6 employs a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
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 Red Line model features 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.
Noteworthy options include premium leather upholstery and a Convenience Package that includes rain-sensing wipers, heated washers and a universal remote.
Following a complete redesign last year, the 2009 Saturn Vue carries over with only a few changes.
Most notable is the introduction a new hybrid engine in the Vue Hybrid. The 262-hp system was developed as a joint project with Chrysler and BMW and combines a 3.6-liter variable-valve timing direct-injection V6 with the two-mode hybrid system. This allows the small SUV can run solely on engine power, on battery power, or on a combination of the two.
Also new to the Vue lineup are Bluetooth handsfree connectivity and a remote starting system on the hybrid. The AM/FM CD stereo with MP3 player and DVD-based navigation is no longer available on XE models, and a few exterior colors have changed.
The base 2009 Saturn Vue XE represents a particularly strong value with its wide range of standard features and economical engine. The four-cylinder variant offers an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, while the new two-mode V6 rates achieves 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg highway, making it the most fuel-efficient V6 SUV in the world. The Vue has a smooth, controlled ride and car-like handling, matched with an especially roomy interior and good towing ability for its size.
Vehicle Price: 24,025.00
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