So far, I have only had to do routine maintenance on it and it has never failed me. That weight makes for a reassuring feeling on the road, but it also contributes to body lean in tight cornering, like on highway offramps. Other Features StabiliTrak, stability control system Traction control Daytime Running Lamps Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and. With a combined rating of 28 mpg for the Vue Hybrid 25 city, 32 highway , the Hybrid gets more than 25 percent better mileage than the four-cylinder standard Vue models. The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid comes in just one trim, which TheCarConnection. Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington.
If something were to happen to it, I would not hesitate to purchase another one. A tent-pole-like cargo net can then divide the space using the clasps. 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. There was plenty of headroom and legroom up front and in the backseat. 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. The Vue Hybrid rides quite harshly as well.
The model was, prior to this year, called the Vue Green Line. The company will have to do some innovative marketing to combat these deceptive numbers and woo new or returning shoppers. Pedal Release System Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire,. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Yes, this Saturn is truly different. 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. The rear seats also recline.
The best feature of the cargo area is a rail system that uses easily movable clasps that can be arranged in various configurations. I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. Find what turns you on Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. 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. Automatic Occupant Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable. Family buyers will undoubtedly be impressed by the Saturn Vue Hybrid's safety credentials, which rank among the highest in the industry.
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. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. 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. It mutes bumps and potholes with ease, yet still gives the driver a good feel for the road. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. Because the Vue is an American version of a car designed for a global market, there are a few eccentricities, but it has been altered for domestic tastes.
Rear passengers are treated to an upscale cupholder that exemplifies how superior even the most minute interior features are in the Vue. 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. I have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. The Saturn Vue averages 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The figures are lower than they would be using the 2007 method.
I can't wait till the kids outgrow the car seats and we can real. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags. Safety features and occupant protection are more than respectable in the Vue Hybrid, though. All of these features are standard on all models. Folded flat, the cargo area expands to 56. Available to order as a free flow option for Fleet and Government order types only. Safety One factor that may keep some Saturn owners from rushing to the new Vue is its higher price.
See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar. Diagnostic capability varies by model. You know, the one that had hard-to-dent plastic body panels and a no-haggle pricing policy. 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. Overall drivability isn't great in the Vue Hybrid, and widely spaced transmission ratios, balky shifting, and a vague steering feel conspire to make the Vue Hybrid a sometimes sluggish-feeling vehicle that's not entertaining to drive.
The rear seats fold flat with a single pull of a latch on top of the seat backs. If you haven't spent much time inside a late-model domestic vehicle, then you might be surprised at the turn Saturn has taken—the Saturn Vue Hybrid now offers one of the nicer interiors of any vehicle in this class. Moving over to the options list, consumers will find quite a bit worth splurging on when outfitting their Saturn Vue Hybrid. 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. Saturn Vue in the Market This might sound odd after such a positive review, but the new Saturn Vue does have some obstacles to overcome. While mileage suffers, performance excels in most areas important to everyday driving and comfort. The seats were supportive and straddled the line between cushy and firm.