Compare 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Saturn VUE
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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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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AWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Tiguan AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,924
$26,946
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,935
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 23.8
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 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x .78 11.25 x 0.47
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 12.30 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
QDP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QDP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4093 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 2100 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
257 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.30
Trans Order Code
MX0-6 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saturn VUE Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut McPherson 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
4 5

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