(4.1) 10 reviews
MSRP: $4,585$11,017
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-22
Engine: 169-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 1-5
2009 Saturn Vue

Our Take on the 2009 Saturn Vue

Our Take

Now in its second generation, the Saturn Vue is a compact SUV that seats five. The Vue is available in base XE, uplevel XR, performance Red Line and two hybrid trims. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. The Vue has plenty of competition; the notables include Ford's Escape, Honda... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Poor fuel economy for class
  • Extra weight makes four-cylinder seem underpowered
  • Small cargo area for the class

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard panic brake assist
  • High-performance Red Line

7 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.