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Selected Style 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 V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,116
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$345 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 103.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.1 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.6 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.6
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) 56.4 72.9
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) 29.2 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.14 11.7 x - TBD -
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) 11.9 x .78 12.0 x - TBD -
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) 19 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 37.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3664 3389
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6200 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 5100 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LE5 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.61
Trans Order Code MX0-4 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.79
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.08
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 5 Door
Vehicle Name Saturn VUE Honda CR-V
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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