The 2009 Saturn VUE is a carryover model from the prior year. This four-door crossover has innumerable options, ranging from the choice of six different trim levels to three varying engine selections. With all of the latest safety features, the Saturn VUE stands out in the crowd, and a higher towing capacity than most of the competition makes the VUE more adaptable. Not only that, the 2009 VUE hybrid edition gives the five-passenger model an eco-friendly edge that many crossovers are lacking in today's auto industry.
Under the hood, the Saturn VUE can be fitted with a 169 horsepower 2.4L I4, a 222 horsepower 3.5L V6, or a 257 horsepower 3.6L V6. The VUE Hybrid comes standard with a 172 horsepower 2.4L I4 hybrid engine. With a four or six-speed automatic transmission available, buyers will be pleased with the level of customization that can be achieved in the VUE. Also, this 2009 model has generous power with up to 248-lbs per foot of torque in the XR and Red Line trims.
Inside, the Saturn VUE features a six-speaker audio system, power programmable door locks, and steering wheel controls. These controls allow the driver to manage the sound system and cruise control without even taking his or her hands off of the wheel. Power windows are also standard on the VUE. Available options include heated front seats, an MP3 compatible CD changer with a DVD-based navigation unit, and an advanced audio system. However, the navigation unit might be a negative for contemporary buyers that are usually looking for a hard-drive-based system that can constantly be updated with the current road conditions.
The 2009 VUE is equipped with all of the most current safety features as well. The Automatic Occupant Sensing System will instantly gauge the dimensions and mass of a passenger and will accordingly adjust the airbag positioning and force to better protect the individual. A tire pressure monitoring system is also included. The digital readout in the instrument cluster allows drivers to keep a constant watch on the pressure in all four tires, and the system will alert drivers when a tire's pressure is low or high. The OnStar program features instant accident alerts, roadside assistance, and remote door unlock. Remote door unlock gives owners of the VUE the ability to contact OnStar if they've locked the keys in the vehicle, and an OnStar representative will send a satellite signal to the vehicle to unlock the doors.
With 19 city MPG and 26 highway MPG, the 2009 Saturn VUE is at the forefront in fuel economy. Also, with the hybrid edition buyers can get an even more impressive 25 city MPG and 32 highway MPG. Priced at around $22,075, the Saturn VUE is also one of the most affordable crossovers on sales lots. Families will find that the VUE's safety features and low price hit a high note, while individuals looking for contemporary styling and innovative accessories will be pleased with the model as well.