Compare 2003 Honda Element vs 2003 Saturn VUE

2003 Honda Element
2003 Saturn VUE
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2WD Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
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VUE FWD Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
VUE FWD Manual 23 28 $15,226 $16,325
VUE FWD VTi Automatic 22 28 $16,886 $18,110
VUE AWD VTi Automatic 21 26 $18,234 $19,560
VUE FWD Automatic V6 20 26 $19,815 $21,260
VUE AWD Automatic V6 19 25 $21,350 $22,910
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$15,226
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$16,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$272 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
166.5 181.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 66.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 63.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
N/A NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.9 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3352 3172
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - 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
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
45 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4500 152 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 143 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Trans w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Saturn VUE
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Indep Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Three-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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