The 2009 Saturn Vue is refreshed for 2008. As of publication, the Vue has not yet been crash tested. Folded flat, the cargo area expands to 56. The seats were supportive and straddled the line between cushy and firm. If you happen to glance under the hood of the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid, Cars. Available to order as a free flow option for Fleet and Government order types only. The Vue Hybrid has front-wheel drive, and under the hood is a mild-hybrid powertrain that's carried over mostly unchanged from the Saturn Vue Green Line of previous model years.
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 good news is that the 2008 Vue matches or bests the competition on almost every front. 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. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. The first thing people think of when they consider a vehicle's overall safety is its crash-test ratings. This feature was mostly praised by the staff, with the exception of one lone detractor.
Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington. There was plenty of headroom and legroom up front and in the backseat. I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. The interior is a nice quality that I have no complaints or concerns about. Automakers tend to pack all sorts of high-tech features into their hybrid models, but Saturn opts for a less opulent base package for the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid. There is also a provision in the stability system to prevent trailers from dangerous swaying.
The best feature of the cargo area is a rail system that uses easily movable clasps that can be arranged in various configurations. The optional upgrades for the 2009 Saturn Vue include an advanced audio system, radio with navigation, interior design options, remote ignition, universal garage door opener, seating options, a convenience package, power sunroof, heated washer system and rain sensing wipers. I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. It seems to me that it is hindered a bit by the 4 speed transmission; it likes to downshift if you are driving into a headwind. The front passenger seat will fold flat like the rear seat so you can haul something as long as the cabin of the vehicle.
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. The new Vue is stylish, it has fantastic road presence and its interior is arguably the best in the segment. The Saturn Vue averages 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. We have giant car seats for the two kids and they fit perfectly in the car. Black bodyside cladding S Trailering with harness, hitch O Side steps O Front license plate bracket O Fully galvanized steel body material S Black door handles S Grille with chrome bar Power remote folding side-view door mirrors S Heated door mirrors O Roof rack rails only Roof rack load 200 lbs. Safety One factor that may keep some Saturn owners from rushing to the new Vue is its higher price.
Daytime Running Lamps OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. Diagnostic capability varies by model. You know, the one that had hard-to-dent plastic body panels and a no-haggle pricing policy. 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. It mutes bumps and potholes with ease, yet still gives the driver a good feel for the road.
. Pedal Release System Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire,. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar. However, with around town driving and the highway miles I put on it daily approximately 20% in town, 80% highway I average just under 26 miles per gallon. Diagnostic capability varies by model. All of these features are standard on all models.
While the 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid clearly bests its conventionally powered sibling in this category, it still can't compete with the best in the class when it comes to handling, acceleration, or even ride quality. You know, the one that had hard-to-dent plastic body panels and a no-haggle pricing policy. Automatic Occupant Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable. The figures are lower than they would be using the 2007 method. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class.
This automatically lowers the seat cushion a few inches as the seat back folds down, creating a truly flat floor. 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 more advanced Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid model originally promised for 2009 will instead be arriving for 2010, alongside this existing Vue Hybrid model. Every marketer will tell you that car shoppers are so accustomed to cars being relatively equal as modes of transport that their styling makes a significant difference in the buying decision. Yes, this Saturn is truly different.