Safety One factor that may keep some Saturn owners from rushing to the new Vue is its higher price. That weight makes for a reassuring feeling on the road, but it also contributes to body lean in tight cornering, like on highway offramps. If you happen to glance under the hood of the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid, Cars. Loved the exterior and the interior. In 2008 models came equipped with standard front and rear head side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags. For American drivers, a paper toll ticket or parking-garage ticket could also fit in here, or perhaps a Starbucks card, but I wouldn't advise anyone putting their credit card that close to the front window.
It's completely changed for 2008, and this version will be the model that revolutionizes the brand, ridding it of the old, domestic-bashing stereotypes. The 2009 Saturn Vue is as eager and agile as most of its competitors and as comfortable on the highway. It also permits the engine to shut off at stoplights in drive, restarting it quickly when you back off the brake pedal. The rear seats also recline. I use it to transport music gear for my gigs and it's held up well.
There's almost no engine noise and very little wind or road noise on even the most abrasive highway lanes. The minute I checked out the Vue, I fell in love with it. Despite the fact that the Saturn Vue Hybrid's electric motor doesn't do much while you're driving, you'll really appreciate the boost the system delivers to overall fuel economy. A generous helping of high-quality materials and contemporary styling combine in a comfortable and attractive interior. It's connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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. To see what's new for 2009, , or check out a of the two model years. The Vue is relatively heavy for its class, weighing in at 4,076 pounds. When not in use, it can be easily folded in half and stored in a compartment beneath the cargo floor. Archived from on April 23, 2009. Today, that different little brand no longer has plastic body panels, but it still has one of the highest customer-satisfaction ratings when it comes to the car-buying process. Archived from on October 29, 2006.
Rear passengers are treated to an upscale cupholder that exemplifies how superior even the most minute interior features are in the Vue. Nineteen years later, there finally is an entire lineup capable of doing just that. An array of chrome-accented round shapes, from the gauges to the air vents to the climate controls, lends a sense of classic style to the cabin. Top options include a sunroof, six-disc changer, leather heated seats, and a package that brings conveniences like heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and heated windshield wiper nozzles. I've had no problems with this outside regular maintenance. The first thing people think of when they consider a vehicle's overall safety is its crash-test ratings. It just hasn't had many models that people wanted to buy.
To see what's new for 2009, , or check out a of the two model years. A tent-pole-like cargo net can then divide the space using the clasps. . 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. Red Line models get unique, leather-trimmed sport seats. The first generation ran from model year 2002-2007. There isn't much height to the space, though, which means it lags the competition significantly if you're looking at bare cargo-volume numbers.
A hybrid vehicle is first judged, appropriately, by its fuel economy. V-6 versions come with conventional hydraulic power steering, which should eradicate complaints about the previous generation's electric power assist — an unsatisfying and widely criticized feature that remains in the four-cylinder 2008 Vue, including the hybrid Green Line version. In line with Saturn's no-haggle pricing policy, our Fair Purchase Prices have reflected real-world transaction prices right around sticker price. Upgrades included a redesigned interior with higher-quality materials, a new bumper and grille, and some minor cosmetic pieces to the exterior. It worked flawlessly, though, so I don't think anyone can complain about its nontraditional shape.
The good news is that the 2008 Vue matches or bests the competition on almost every front. Archived from on April 23, 2009. The company will have to do some innovative marketing to combat these deceptive numbers and woo new or returning shoppers. 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. I gave the exterior styling 3 stars because I don't like the body style. Saturn has dropped the Green Line name and now simply calls its hybrid the Vue Hybrid. The model was, prior to this year, called the Vue Green Line.