Compare 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Saturn VUE
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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
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4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,924
$20,839
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,935
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 108.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 73.0
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 -
Brakes
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 11.8 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 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QDP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QDP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4093 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
257 @ 6500 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 2100 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.20
Trans Order Code
MX0-6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn VUE Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs coil spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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