Compare 2008 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2008 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Saturn VUE
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $23,057 $24,660
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $23,870 $25,530
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,521 $29,435
Equinox AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $27,806 $29,740
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $21,537 $23,035
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $22,351 $23,905
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $26,002 $27,810
Equinox FWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $26,287 $28,115
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AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
VUE Hybrid FWD 4-Door I4 25 32 $26,329 $28,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,057
$28,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,660
$30,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox still sports great interior room, but it needs better handling and a better interior. The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 66.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 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)
35.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (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)
11.93 x 0.79 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.7 x 1.14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 40.0
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG QDP
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG QDP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3776 4093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
LNJ LY7
Displacement
3.4L/204 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 257 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0-6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 2.88
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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