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2009 Saturn VUE

2008 Honda CR-V

  2009 Saturn VUE 2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Side Exterior View
MSRP
$23,280
$20,700
Invoice $22,116 $19,272
MPG
City/Highway
16/26 20/27
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

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

Likes:

  • Smooth and refined powertrain
  • One of the safest vehicles of its size and type
  • Attractive yet simple instrument panel and controls
  • Especially frugal on fuel

Dislikes:

  • Transmission reluctant to downshift
  • Styling is ungainly to some eyes
  • Rear pillar obscures rearward vision
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