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2008 Lexus RX 400h

2009 Saturn VUE

  2008 Lexus RX 400h FWD 4-door Hybrid Rear Exterior View 2009 Saturn VUE
MSRP
$42,080
$23,280
Invoice $37,870 $22,116
MPG
City/Highway
26/24 16/26
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Perky performance from the hybrid powertrain
  • Very frugal for stop-and-go driving
  • Good ride quality
  • Extensive safety features

Dislikes:

  • Highway fuel economy is unimpressive
  • Almost indistinguishable from the regular RX 350

Likes:

  • Spacious backseat
  • Responsive handling
  • Quiet interior
  • Occupant safety
  • V-6 acceleration

Dislikes:

  • Low V-6 fuel economy
  • Inadequate front seats
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Limited cargo space
  • Door panels no longer ding-resistant
Crash Test Ratings
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