45 reviews
2008 Saturn Vue
2008 Saturn Vue
Available Price Range $4,330-$10,998 Trims6 Combined MPG 18-22 Seats 1-5

Our Take on the 2008 Saturn Vue

Our Take

With power players like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the compact SUV segment is a competitive place to sell cars. Saturn's Vue SUV is the automaker's second-best-selling model, but it hasn't had the high-volume sales of its key competitors. Now in its second generat... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No manual transmission with V-6
  • No AWD on hybrid model
  • 40-foot turning circle

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD or AWD
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Here's another good alternative to the large sport utilities that can cost a small fortune to refuel: It's the redesigned Saturn Vue compact crossover for 2008.General Motors introduced gasoline-only versions of the second-generation Vue last summer, and the next-generation Green Line gasoline-electric hybrid model arrived a few months later.The Vue's redesign incorporates some o... Read full review for the 2008 Saturn Vue

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Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 45 reviews

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Good car but.....

by frazer from Port Huron, Mi on January 15, 2009

I loved everything about this car the style, price, and gas mileage. What I do not like is I have had an issue with the reliability. Twice this week it wouldn't start. Once when I stopped for gas and ... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Finance

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Asking Price Range
$21,525 - $29,300
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saturn Vue 4-Cyl XE

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saturn Vue 4-Cyl XE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
M
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Saturn Vue 4-Cyl XE

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Saturn Vue 4-Cyl XE

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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