That makes sense, given its German Opel roots. We were very impressed with the acceleration performance from the available 3. The steering is precise and properly weighted, allowing easy maneuverability in parking lots while providing a solid, confident feel at speed on winding roads and interstate freeways. We've been lucky to have a car like this and I'm now training my 16-year old son on it. The Hybrid gets four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with good stopping power and StabiliTrak for added safety , but attempts at gradual, smooth braking are still met with unpredictable lurches from the hybrid system.
The Nissan dealer offered a special lease on the Rogue. Red Line models get unique, leather-trimmed sport seats. I think that Onstar is the coolest!! To see what's new for 2009, , or check out a of the two model years. Family buyers will undoubtedly be impressed by the Saturn Vue Hybrid's safety credentials, which rank among the highest in the industry. The Vue's front seats lack good support and contouring, and there's unappealing hard plastic throughout the interior, but it's marked by plenty of storage cubbies and a simple, straightforward instrument-panel layout. The power steering is not overboosted or mushy, and has good but not great road feel. The driver's bucket seat is comfy, containing but not restrictive.
Can fit a double sit n stand stroller and then some! The figures are lower than they would be using the 2007 method. We have giant car seats for the two kids and they fit perfectly in the car. The interior is attractive and European in style, modern and classy, with comfortable seats. We are already on record complaining that the Vue is bigger than a Ford Escape on the outside and smaller inside. Gets about 22mpg in the winter and about 25mpg in the summer. Summary The Saturn Vue is a nice compact crossover utility vehicle, certainly one of the best in its segment.
The 2009 Saturn Vue is available in three trim levels, with three engines, two transmissions and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It does have some downsides, however, such as a lack of cargo space, lackluster fuel economy and pricing that's typically a couple thousand dollars more than the competition. It has a ton of space for passengers, comfortable road trip vehicle. I am very pleased with the space provided and the flexibility of the seating for hauling larger items. Saturn has given the Vue a generous level of safety equipment.
Saturn has chosen brushed metal over shiny chrome, which avoids problems with fingerprints and sun reflections, and for that we give high marks. Gas milage is not too bad for a 3. Not long after, I was a guest of Honda's at the Twin Ring Motegi racetrack in Japan. Who knows what became of the Ford talks? Rear passengers are treated to an upscale cupholder that exemplifies how superior even the most minute interior features are in the Vue. The hybrid Vue Green Line will be on the market in late summer, with a high-performance model called the Red Line to follow in the fall. If you happen to glance under the hood of the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid, Cars.
Send David an Hide full review. The large chrome grille and teardrop-shaped headlights are probably the most masculine attributes, while the downward-sloping roof, ending in a radically angled rear hatch, exudes European design. Three powertrains are available: The 2. Just enjoy it, and don't ask probing questions. And for 2009, the Saturn Vue remains a well-rounded player, thanks to its smart Euro-based design it's a twin to the European Opel Antara that combines good looks, a welcoming cabin and solid driving dynamics. I would recommend this vehicle to almost anyone only sorry they quit making them when Saturn was forced out of the market by the bail-out.
There is also a provision in the stability system to prevent trailers from dangerous swaying. I can't wait till the kids outgrow the car seats and we can real. The Vue uses the same underpinnings as the European Opel Antara, tuned for America, which means simple, effective MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs, and independent rear suspension with trailing arms, coil springs, and lateral locating links. It also permits the engine to shut off at stoplights in drive, restarting it quickly when you back off the brake pedal. Driving Impressions Compared with other five-seat crossover utility vehicles from the Japanese, Korean, European and domestic competition, the Saturn Vue behaves more like a European vehicle. It's connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.
This feature was mostly praised by the staff, with the exception of one lone detractor. I would buy this car over again. While the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid can compete in terms of interior quality, it suffers from a lack of space that some consumers might consider a deal-breaker. Well, more of a growling value. There was ample acceleration it manages zero to 60 in an impressive 6. I generally get about 300+ miles in the city on one tank of gas. It boasts very good performance, real room for five, storage possibilities galore, and tons of personality.
And many find it's just the right size. Brushed-aluminum accents on the steering wheel, door panels, parking brake and shift knob further the upscale treatment. Inside, the Vue is nicely designed, and it would be a good vehicle either for young families or those who have issues with entry and exit, as the seating position is very easy to sit in, given the high roofline. . The Vue Hybrid rides quite harshly as well. The more advanced Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid model originally promised for 2009 will instead be arriving for 2010, alongside this existing Vue Hybrid model.