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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 27 24 $37,870 $42,080
AWD 4-Door Hybrid 26 24 $39,130 $43,480
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.3 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 19
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.46
Tires
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 -
Rear Tire Size P225/65SR17 P235/65R16
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD - 169 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 400h Saturn VUE
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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