Compare 2008 Honda CR-V vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2008 Honda CR-V
2009 Saturn VUE
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
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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
$19,272
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,700
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want. 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
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.0
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)
72.9 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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 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)
15.3 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.74 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3389 3664
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
5 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Saturn VUE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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