Compare 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Saturn VUE
2008 Honda CR-V
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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
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.14 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 15.3
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3664 3389
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6200 166 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 5 Door
Vehicle Name
Saturn VUE Honda CR-V
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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