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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $20,125 $21,525
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 15 22 $22,785 $24,370
FWD 4-Door I4 Green Line 25 32 $23,978 $25,645
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $23,188 $24,800
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 22 $25,058 $26,800
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 24 $25,525 $27,300
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 22 $27,395 $29,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$20,125
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$21,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$359 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Saturn Vue isn't as large as competing models on the inside and isn't the best choice for growing families, but in all other respects, it's a much-improved vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 67.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 106.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 72.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.8
Length, Overall (in) - 180.1
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 11.7 x 1.14
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.82 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKG
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKG
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 1500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Engine
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.4L/145
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code LL8 LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.88
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.87
Trans Order Code M30 MX0
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.41
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Isuzu Ascender Saturn VUE
Body Code NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Dbl-A Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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