2004 Saturn Vue

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Key Specs
Our Take
Safety & Recalls
Warranty & CPO
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Key Specs

of the 2004 Saturn Vue. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance with 250-hp engine
  • Handling and stability with 250-hp engine
  • Entry and exit
  • Interior layout
  • Ride comfort
  • Crash-test ratings

The Bad

  • Noise
  • Performance with CVT
  • Stability on slippery pavement
  • Resale value

Notable Features of the 2004 Saturn Vue

  • New 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Four-cylinder model available
  • Optional CVT
  • AWD available
  • New XM Satellite Radio option

Latest 2004 Vue Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value For The Money

What Drivers Are Saying


This 2004 Saturn Vue AWD is the most reliable car

by Hauns Slown; We Sell Dreams.... from Redondo Beach, CA 90278 on July 8, 2018

This vehicle has a great stereo/CD/ AM. FM system with 8 speakers & a subwoofer system. When you fold the back Seats down you have a Mini- SUV. It has All Power accessories. Read full review


best car i have ever owned

by billy iii from st, paul, mn on July 7, 2018

it is very dependable and safe in all weather, rain, snow, looks good, rides great, good gas mileage. easy on tires. plenty of storage. I hope they will return to a showroom!!!!! Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2004 Saturn Vue currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2004 Saturn Vue has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Vue received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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