• Apr 30th 2007 at 9:49AM
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Well, $3,295 to be exact.

The base price of the new and greatly improved Vue will come in at $21,395 (with shipping), placing it squarely in the same pricing segment as the Honda CR-V ($21,195) and Toyota RAV4 ($21,595).

According to Robert Reuter, GM's chief engineer for compact and crossover vehicles, the price increase is justified, consider that the new model gets a larger, 169 HP 2.4-liter inline four and an automatic transmission, where before a manual used to reside. Additionally, 16-inch wheels are included, along with a bevy of standard safety equipment including ABS, collapsible pedals, side curtain airbags and stability control.

Since the new pricing puts the Vue up against some of the biggest players in the burgeoning crossover segment, it should be interesting to see how well Saturn's second highest selling model will fare when it's thrust into the marketplace.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Brett (#20): You haven't proved me wrong at all. You are throwing around HP numbers for an optional engine at more cost. I'm saying that the 4 bangers are within 3 HP or each other and the prices are virtually the same - hardly a great strategy to knock-off the incumbents. I really have no allegiance to either but to suggest Honda is nothing about value - you must have your head in the clouds or up your ....Honda and Toyota has much better resale numbers than Saturn, whether you believe it's warranted or not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Like Josiah said, it's nice GM is making Saturn and the Vue their top priority (how else are we to receive their opel-fied pretty damn competitive lineup?). I saw one of these on the freeway last week, I like, very nice, more distinctive and attractive then the RAV4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14, you are exactly right. The new CRV's interior is so lame. It looks like it belongs in a 10 yrd old kia. If that was a general's car "media experts" like autoblog here would have ripped them apart. Since it's Honda it is cool. Those who haven't seen an interior pic of the CRV should; combine that with the anemic engine.....ehhhhh
      • 8 Years Ago
      You compare this to a CRV? I was all set to buy a new CRV until we sat in one - that is one cheap POS. To me it looks great on the outside and drives nice (gets good MPG too) but that cheesy interior is worse than anything the General has ever peddled. I haven't seen any interior shots of the new Vue but there NO WAY it can be worse that the junk interiors Honda is putting in those CRV's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Here are photos of the 2008 Vue Interior. It's pretty much on par with Honda, and Nissan new small SUV.

      http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/2006_los_angeles/0611_2008_saturn_vue_xr/photo_08.html

      as for the Honda, the front end looks like an old man who lost his dentures!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7

      You are so very wrong. Price is comparable by a few hundred dollars. Performance?: the Vue has 2 V6 engines. Obviously 250hp is going to have better performance than a 160-ish Hp 4 banger. Plus a new stiff suspension. Resale: you cannot predict the new Vue's resale will be lower. Value: Saturn has always been about value, much more so than Honda.

      Someone said something about the 6 speeds, which the 3.5 and 3.6liter engines get, is the Hydramatic 6T70 six speed automatic, which is an incredibly good transmission.

      The Vue is better hands down.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you are going to print the numbers please get them correct. 2007 Saturn Vue automatic, $19,875. 2008 Saturn Vue automatic $21,395, difference of $1520. There will not be a manual tranmission in 2008 at launch, that base price is $18,100. Nice article, get it right.

      roar
      • 8 Years Ago
      The shape and the proportions of the VUE look so much better than the RAV4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #16 no the top of the line model. looks at the base CRV which the author is comparing the vue to.
      • 8 Years Ago
      HAHA, good luck with Saturn.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Crossovers still excite me about as much as Melba toast does.
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