The Saturn VUE Hybrid is a compact sport utility vehicle with a European design that incorporates hybrid technology, can accommodate five passengers and has a generous cargo area. The front-wheel drive (FWD) Saturn VUE Hybrid comes with a regenerative nickel metal hydride battery pack in conjunction with either a four-cylinder or a V6 direct injection engine. The four-cylinder is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and the V6 is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a continuously variable transmission (CVT) component as well. The V6 also uses a two-mode hybrid system that utilizes two electric motors to assist in propelling the vehicle. The exterior design has a sporty style with taut and curving body panels and a tapered rear roofline. Safety features include six airbags: front, side and side-curtain. Also standard is a one-year subscription to GM's OnStar safety and security system that includes automatic crash notification. For 2009, the Saturn VUE Hybrid gets a second trim with a V6 engine with a two-mode hybrid system and has changed its naming convention from the Saturn VUE Green Line to the Saturn VUE Hybrid.
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|MPG||Up to 25 city / 32 highway|
|Transmission||4-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||172 @ 6500 rpm|
|Curb Weight||3,788 lbs|