2009 Saturn VUE Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What Changed for 2009:

  • New Hybrid model featuring GM's 2-mode hybrid technology
  • New 3.6-liter, VVT V-6 engine with direct fuel injection
  • First GM FWD 2-mode transmission
  • Panic Brake Assist, enhanced Driver Information Center standard
  • XE Convenience package includes heated seats
  • Preferred Chrome package on V-6 engine models includes revised exterior door handles
  • Optional XM satellite radio real-time traffic display on navigation screen
  • Available headrest-integrated DVD entertainment system
  • OnStar 7.2 with Bluetooth wireless connectivity available on XE, standard on XR, Red Line
  • Four new exterior colors: Quicksilver, Gold Mist Metallic, Aquamarine and Chili Pepper Red
Overview
The big news for 2009 is an all-new hybrid model for the Saturn Vue lineup, the Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, with production beginning in late 2008. Powered by a 255-hp, 3.6-liter, variable valve timing (VVT) V-6 engine and GM's 2-mode hybrid technology, the Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is expected to be the world's most fuel-efficient SUV with a V-6 engine, according to Saturn, with an estimated 50-percent increase in fuel economy compared to the non-hybrid Vue XR. It will join the existing Vue Hybrid, which is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder \"mild hybrid\" powertrain. Beside the hybrid models, the 2009 Saturn Vue is available in XE and XR trim, as well as the performance-oriented Red Line model. Other 2009 changes include enhancements to equipment packages, technology features, and four new exterior colors: Quicksilver, Gold Mist Metallic, Aquamarine and Chili Pepper Red.

Model Lineup
The Saturn Vue for 2009 is available in XE, XR, Vue Hybrid, Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, and the performance-oriented Red Line. The XE is available in front- and all-wheel drive (FWD and AWD). Standard equipment includes manual air conditioning; enhanced Driver Information Center; power windows/door locks/mirrors; flip-down second-row armrest with storage; flat-folding 60/40-split rear seatback; storage beneath the cargo load floor; and a CD stereo with MP3 capability. Exterior door handles on the Vue XE are charcoal-color, while the XR, both hybrids and Red Line feature chrome. Vue XE models have standard 16-inch alloy wheels, while the up-level XR has larger 17-inch alloy wheels. Models with a V-6 engine have hydraulic power-assisted steering. The \"Green Line\" name and badge are discontinued for 2009.

Options include an 8-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control system with electronic controls, power sunroof, towing package, and a navigation system with voice recognition. An XE Convenience package includes automatic rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield washer system, remote start, heated front cloth seats, and a universal home remote. The Preferred package adds floor mats and a Flex net cargo system (standard on XR and Red Line, optional on XE). A Chrome package for V-6 engine models includes front/rear chrome skid plates and side fender vents. Available through Saturn Accessories is a rear cargo management system featuring removable, adjustable upper/lower rails and storage nets.

Powertrain
Saturn Vue XE FWD and Hybrid models with 4-cylinder engine are powered by a 2.4-liter, Ecotec dual-overhead cam (DOHC) engine with VVT that produces 169 hp at 6200 rpm (XE) and 172 hp at 6500 rpm (hybrid), and 161 lb.-ft. of torque at 5100 rpm (XE) and 167 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm (hybrid). Vue XE AWD models have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering 222 hp at 5900 rpm and 219 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. Vue XR and Red Line get their power from GM's \"high-feature\" 60-degree, DOHC, 3.6-liter, V-6 VVT engine that generates 257 hp at 6500 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 2100 rpm. V-6 engine models are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while 2.4-liter-equipped Vues have a 4-speed electronically controlled transaxle.

EPA fuel-economy estimates for FWD Vues are 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway (2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine), 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway (Vue Hybrid), and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway (3.6-liter V-6 engine). In AWD models, the numbers are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. When equipped with the optional towing package, the Vue can tow up to 3500 pounds. Electronic Trailer Sway Control, integrated into the electronic stability control system, is a towing stabilization system using active braking to help control the vehicle during trailering situations.

The Vue 2 Mode Hybrid has the 3.6-liter, VVT V-6 engine with direct-injection technology that's estimated at 255 hp at 5800 rpm and 252 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is expected to be about 7.3 seconds, says Saturn, and the vehicle has a driving range of more than 500 miles on a tank of fuel. The Vue 2 Mode Hybrid also features GM's 2-mode hybrid system, which consists of twin active-cooled 55-kW electric motors integrated into the 2MT70 automatic transmission. There's also a 1.8-kWh, 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack packaged beneath the second-row seat, beneath the cargo floor. The 2 Mode Hybrid's \"fully blended\" electro-hydraulic brake system enables 100 percent regenerative braking, and a 12-volt rack-mounted electric power steering system replaces a conventional column-mounted hydraulic system. It also saves fuel: up to a half-mile per gallon, Saturn claims.

Safety
The Saturn Vue for 2009 features dual-stage front air bags for driver and front passenger; front-seat side thorax air bags and rollover-capable head curtain air bags covering the front and rear rows; front-row safety belt pre-tensioners; Pedal Release System; active head restraints; automatic power door locks; side turn signal lamps; and a tire-pressure monitor. OnStar's safety and security system is standard on all 2009 Saturn Vue models, including one year of the Safe & Sound plan. OnStar service includes GM's Advanced Crash Response System. Electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear vented disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Panic Brake Assist, and electronic trailer sway control are also standard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Saturn Vue receives perfect 5-star ratings in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In the agency's rollover testing, the Vue received a 4-star rating.

Technology
Standard on every 2009 Saturn Vue is a CD stereo with MP3 capability. A navigation system with voice recognition is optional. OnStar 7.2 that includes Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free calling is also available. Bluetooth is standard on the Vue XR and Red Line and available on the XE with Convenience package. On navigation-equipped models, OnStar system enhancements enable Directions & Connections information to be delivered directly to the system. XM real-time traffic advisories are available for a nominal monthly fee. New for 2009, a headrest-integrated DVD entertainment system is available through Saturn Accessories.

What Changed for 2009:

  • New Hybrid model featuring GM's 2-mode hybrid technology
  • New 3.6-liter, VVT V-6 engine with direct fuel injection
  • First GM FWD 2-mode transmission
  • Panic Brake Assist, enhanced Driver Information Center standard
  • XE Convenience package includes heated seats
  • Preferred Chrome package on V-6 engine models includes revised exterior door handles
  • Optional XM satellite radio real-time traffic display on navigation screen
  • Available headrest-integrated DVD entertainment system
  • OnStar 7.2 with Bluetooth wireless connectivity available on XE, standard on XR, Red Line
  • Four new exterior colors: Quicksilver, Gold Mist Metallic, Aquamarine and Chili Pepper Red
Overview
The big news for 2009 is an all-new hybrid model for the Saturn Vue lineup, the Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, with production beginning in late 2008. Powered by a 255-hp, 3.6-liter, variable valve timing (VVT) V-6 engine and GM's 2-mode hybrid technology, the Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is expected to be the world's most fuel-efficient SUV with a V-6 engine, according to Saturn, with an estimated 50-percent increase in fuel economy compared to the non-hybrid Vue XR. It will join the existing Vue Hybrid, which is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder \"mild hybrid\" powertrain. Beside the hybrid models, the 2009 Saturn Vue is available in XE and XR trim, as well as the performance-oriented Red Line model. Other 2009 changes include enhancements to equipment packages, technology features, and four new exterior colors: Quicksilver, Gold Mist Metallic, Aquamarine and Chili Pepper Red.

Model Lineup
The Saturn Vue for 2009 is available in XE, XR, Vue Hybrid, Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, and the performance-oriented Red Line. The XE is available in front- and all-wheel drive (FWD and AWD). Standard equipment includes manual air conditioning; enhanced Driver Information Center; power windows/door locks/mirrors; flip-down second-row armrest with storage; flat-folding 60/40-split rear seatback; storage beneath the cargo load floor; and a CD stereo with MP3 capability. Exterior door handles on the Vue XE are charcoal-color, while the XR, both hybrids and Red Line feature chrome. Vue XE models have standard 16-inch alloy wheels, while the up-level XR has larger 17-inch alloy wheels. Models with a V-6 engine have hydraulic power-assisted steering. The \"Green Line\" name and badge are discontinued for 2009.

Options include an 8-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control system with electronic controls, power sunroof, towing package, and a navigation system with voice recognition. An XE Convenience package includes automatic rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield washer system, remote start, heated front cloth seats, and a universal home remote. The Preferred package adds floor mats and a Flex net cargo system (standard on XR and Red Line, optional on XE). A Chrome package for V-6 engine models includes front/rear chrome skid plates and side fender vents. Available through Saturn Accessories is a rear cargo management system featuring removable, adjustable upper/lower rails and storage nets.

Powertrain
Saturn Vue XE FWD and Hybrid models with 4-cylinder engine are powered by a 2.4-liter, Ecotec dual-overhead cam (DOHC) engine with VVT that produces 169 hp at 6200 rpm (XE) and 172 hp at 6500 rpm (hybrid), and 161 lb.-ft. of torque at 5100 rpm (XE) and 167 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm (hybrid). Vue XE AWD models have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering 222 hp at 5900 rpm and 219 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. Vue XR and Red Line get their power from GM's \"high-feature\" 60-degree, DOHC, 3.6-liter, V-6 VVT engine that generates 257 hp at 6500 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 2100 rpm. V-6 engine models are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while 2.4-liter-equipped Vues have a 4-speed electronically controlled transaxle.

EPA fuel-economy estimates for FWD Vues are 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway (2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine), 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway (Vue Hybrid), and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway (3.6-liter V-6 engine). In AWD models, the numbers are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. When equipped with the optional towing package, the Vue can tow up to 3500 pounds. Electronic Trailer Sway Control, integrated into the electronic stability control system, is a towing stabilization system using active braking to help control the vehicle during trailering situations.

The Vue 2 Mode Hybrid has the 3.6-liter, VVT V-6 engine with direct-injection technology that's estimated at 255 hp at 5800 rpm and 252 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is expected to be about 7.3 seconds, says Saturn, and the vehicle has a driving range of more than 500 miles on a tank of fuel. The Vue 2 Mode Hybrid also features GM's 2-mode hybrid system, which consists of twin active-cooled 55-kW electric motors integrated into the 2MT70 automatic transmission. There's also a 1.8-kWh, 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack packaged beneath the second-row seat, beneath the cargo floor. The 2 Mode Hybrid's \"fully blended\" electro-hydraulic brake system enables 100 percent regenerative braking, and a 12-volt rack-mounted electric power steering system replaces a conventional column-mounted hydraulic system. It also saves fuel: up to a half-mile per gallon, Saturn claims.

Safety
The Saturn Vue for 2009 features dual-stage front air bags for driver and front passenger; front-seat side thorax air bags and rollover-capable head curtain air bags covering the front and rear rows; front-row safety belt pre-tensioners; Pedal Release System; active head restraints; automatic power door locks; side turn signal lamps; and a tire-pressure monitor. OnStar's safety and security system is standard on all 2009 Saturn Vue models, including one year of the Safe & Sound plan. OnStar service includes GM's Advanced Crash Response System. Electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear vented disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Panic Brake Assist, and electronic trailer sway control are also standard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Saturn Vue receives perfect 5-star ratings in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In the agency's rollover testing, the Vue received a 4-star rating.

Technology
Standard on every 2009 Saturn Vue is a CD stereo with MP3 capability. A navigation system with voice recognition is optional. OnStar 7.2 that includes Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free calling is also available. Bluetooth is standard on the Vue XR and Red Line and available on the XE with Convenience package. On navigation-equipped models, OnStar system enhancements enable Directions & Connections information to be delivered directly to the system. XM real-time traffic advisories are available for a nominal monthly fee. New for 2009, a headrest-integrated DVD entertainment system is available through Saturn Accessories.

Available Trims for the 2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name I4 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28160.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name V6 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 0.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, Deluxe front bucket with seat-back net and active headrests
  • Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control
  • Seatback, passenger flat-folding
  • Console, overhead
  • Console, floor, Custom
  • Floor mats, front and rear
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Driver Information Center, includes outside temperature display
  • Instrumentation, Hybrid with Charge/Assist gauge, Eco light and Autostop indicator within the tachometer
  • Oil life monitor
  • Windows, power
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Glovebox, non-locking
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard, includes rear coat hooks
  • Seat adjuster, 8-way power driver
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cargo organizer, rear, flex net
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" x 7" (43.2 cm x 17.8 cm) alloy
  • Tires, P225/60R17 all season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • Inflator kit (deletes spare tire and tool kit)
  • Spoiler, rear
  • 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, chrome
  • Moldings, chrome front and rear lower fascia
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, Hybrid (172 hp [128.3 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 167 lb-ft of torque [225.5 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic for Hybrid (Requires (LAT) ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder, Hybrid engine)
  • Hybrid Propulsion Equipment
  • Axle, 3.63 ratio
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
  • Battery rundown protection
  • GVWR, 4900 lbs. (2223 kg)
  • Suspension, Soft Ride
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel
  • Engine, 3.6L V6 SIDI, two-mode (262 hp [195.3 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 250 lb-ft of torque [337.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, automatic, EVT electronic ratio select
  • Axle, 3.02 ratio
  • GVWR, 5200 lbs. (2359 kg)
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel
PACKAGE
  • Preferred Package includes (AE8) 8-way power driver seat adjuster, driver lumbar adjuster, (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel, (DL8) outside heated power-adjustable mirrors, (D6I) lighted vanity visor mirrors and (C68) single-zone automatic climate control
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • 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
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and 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. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onsta
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire, individual tire pressure display in Driver Information Center
  • Pedal Release System
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately aft
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

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