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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,777 $21,245
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,864 $23,495
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $24,229 $26,045
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,805 $27,745
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,890 $22,445
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,977 $24,695
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $25,342 $27,245
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,918 $28,945
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,777
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,245
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 - TBD -
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 Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.74 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.8 40.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKG
Front Tire Size P225/65TR17 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/65TR17 P235/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3389 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0-4
Summary
Body Style 5 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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