Compare 2008 Lexus RX 400h vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2008 Lexus RX 400h
2009 Saturn VUE
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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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
$37,870
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,080
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$701 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the carbon footprint of a small car and all the comforts and technologies of a luxury SUV, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is a green family’s dream. 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
27 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.3 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)
84.7 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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/65SR17 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4190 3664
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD - 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
212 @ 4400/- TBD - 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
3.3L/202 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
ECVT Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 400h Saturn VUE
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Strut 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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