The center console that runs between the front seats, which contains two cupholders and a storage area, was extremely low to the car floor, meaning you have to reach down a bit to grab a drink. Folded flat, the cargo area expands to 56. Wipers would start to work even in completely dry weather. 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. Many front-drive cars with any torque to speak of exhibit this, but nowadays most of them keep the vehicle going straight despite some wobble in the steering wheel, sometimes through the use of traction control. There were a few interior oddities I still can't wrap my head around. Those may be the most-purchased colors, but they don't make a car stand out, especially to jaded automotive journalists.
OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. That is a tough combination to pull off in any segment, and it's one of the Vue's best attributes. Most critics said the four-cylinder and base V6 engine felt sluggish compared with the 3. That's right, if you can afford one option I'm recommending leather here — that's how much it alters the overall feel. The ride is smooth and quite. The 2009 Saturn Vue, and its high-mileage offspring the Vue Hybrid, is the fourth of five recently added vehicles that have totally reformed Saturn's showroom floor in a relatively short time span.
What the Vue lacks in space, though, it makes up for in ease of use. In real life, however, I loaded the Vue up at the grocery store, with golf clubs and luggage for a weekend getaway, and with a dog — not all at the same time — and it handled each with ease. Rear passengers are treated to an upscale cupholder that exemplifies how superior even the most minute interior features are in the Vue. 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 new Vue is stylish, it has fantastic road presence and its interior is arguably the best in the segment. The best feature of the cargo area is a rail system that uses easily movable clasps that can be arranged in various configurations.
The seats were supportive and straddled the line between cushy and firm. Especially when outfitted with leather, the 2009 Saturn Vue offers the richest passenger cabin in the category. Every Vue also has stability control and six airbags. Exterior You wouldn't believe how many test cars we get here at Cars. Personally, I thought the metal on the wheel and interior door handles was a very elegant touch, and just the right amount as to not overwhelm the cabin.
We ultimately ended up purchasing from a private seller but would use carlotz in the future when buying a newer vehicle. They act friendly but are scammers. The figures are lower than they would be using the 2007 method. In line with Saturn's no-haggle pricing policy, our Fair Purchase Prices have reflected real-world transaction prices right around sticker price. The Vue is relatively heavy for its class, weighing in at 4,076 pounds. It just hasn't had many models that people wanted to buy. One tiny complaint: the transmission selector didn't operate as smoothly as we'd have expected.
New features on all Vue trims include standard Panic Brake Assist, available Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and OnStar 7. Saturn has dropped the Green Line name and now simply calls its hybrid the Vue Hybrid. There was ample acceleration it manages zero to 60 in an impressive 6. . Red Line models get unique, leather-trimmed sport seats.
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. It mutes bumps and potholes with ease, yet still gives the driver a good feel for the road. Stability control, traction control and four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard, as are collapsing brake and gas pedals that protect a driver's legs in a collision. Although found some minor internal damages in the car later those were not addressed at free of cost after buying. If You want the power You have to let it drink.
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. While mileage suffers, performance excels in most areas important to everyday driving and comfort. Other Features StabiliTrak, stability control system Traction control Daytime Running Lamps Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and. The rims they sold me also came with aftermarket tires and did not give me the lock socket for the lock nuts along with a spare tire missing. There are six standard airbags, including front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags in both rows that have sensors that deploy them during a rollover. There was plenty of headroom and legroom up front and in the backseat.
Well, not only is the '08 Vue completely new in style and performance, it also features a slew of standard safety features that were not available on its predecessor, and safety features cost manufacturers money. Driving It To this point, all of our drives in the second-generation Vue have been in models equipped with the 3. There's also a small slot to the left of the steering wheel that's designed for European tollway cards, which are basically the size and shape of a credit card. To see what's new for 2009, , or check out a of the two model years. Inside the cabin, higher quality interior materials are used, and levels of fit and finish are much improved, but the front seats are uncomfortable and lack adequate support.