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Selected Style 2WD DX Manual
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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
VUE FWD Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 39.4
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/70SR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 3172
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 45 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Honda Element Saturn VUE
Suspension
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
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
 
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