Compare 2009 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Saturn VUE
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
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FWD 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,977
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,315
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 0.79 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 19
Steering
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG QKG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG QKG
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 3664
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
LNJ LE5
Displacement
3.4L/209 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 1.63
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Saturn VUE
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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