Compare 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Saturn VUE
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,116
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
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 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.8
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
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
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)
67.0 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 104.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3664 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 7.2
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 SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 5100 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6200 166 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.20
Trans Order Code
MX0-4 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saturn VUE Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs coil spring
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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