• Jan 28, 2007
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Did we say Autoblog Garage? We meant to say AutoblogGreen Garage, because that's where we've posted our thoughts about Saturn's first hybrid vehicle. Yes, it still sports the "classic" plastic-fantastic bodywork. No, it can't run in all-electric mode. But despite its age, silly faux radiator grille, and the fact that its current powertrain isn't of the fancy-schmancy Toyota or Ford variety, there's still quite a bit to like about the lame-duck Vue in Green Line trim. Our full thoughts about the ride are at AutoblogGreen, so please be sure to head over and check out the review in its entirety.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait paris, the base view gets 26 mpg in mixed overall driving?
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM's 6t40 yet?
      • 8 Years Ago
      For that price my Prius delivers easily 40MPG at the drag strip. I average 59-61 MPG when I'm being good. I expect 50MPG when not focusing on mileage.
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hate to burst your bubble Paris Hilton, but the Aura Greenline will use the very same system that powers the VUE Greenline. It will be inexpensive yes, but will be trashed as not good enough by most.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's still better than the hybrid offerings from nissan, all european automakers, all korean automakers and chrysler, subaru and mitsubishi,,,,ie NOTHING!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 Speaking on Nissan, i read on The Truth About Cars that Nissan will comeout with Hybrid Altima or Maxima in 2007. And that Hybrid is 100% based on Prius, all that technology is leased from Toyota, so Nissan will be a force to recon with in the Hybrid segment.

      It will be interesting to see who will have the best Hybrid out there Toyota, Ford and Nissan in one corner, GM,DCX and BMW is another corner and Honda in yet another corner.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Nissan's is a regulatory play. So, if you live anywhere but Calif. and a few New England states (I think it is 7-8 total states, but I am sure someone will correct me and list them out), you won't be able to "visit your local Nissan dealer and check em out!"

      'Tis too bad. Can't consider that a major player in the hybrid game.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The VUE Green Line has been trashed by the major magazines for being cheap and not producing the numbers other hybrids have. There has been a small number of voices that have had good word for the car. The VUE Green Line may not have the best numbers, but is the cheapest hybrid SUV on the market. It retails for $22,400 and produces 29.5 mpg over all (3.5 mpg over the base view). It's not a strong start for GM (the Ford Escape Hybird has a rating of 33.5 mpg but runs for $25,700), but it is a start. Let's hope the Aura Green Line ends up better.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GRLT: But how many people and how much cargo can you get into your Prius? And what's its towing capacity?