2002 Saturn VUE Overview


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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Bought It In A Pinch And Ended Up Falling In Love With It. by iamplatinum
 — I first saw the Saturn VUE at a 2001 Auto Show. It was the only vehicle in the show that caught my attention as one that was new and innovative. Little did I know that six month later I would be dri... Read More
Saturn Vue 2002 Sport Package by Misty
 — Roomier than I initially expected, and has consistantly delivered an average of 25 miles+ to the gallon, even on short trips, highway driving peaking at 30 mpgs. Through the years I have noticed odd ... Read More
Saturn Vue Review by Keaton
 — it is amazing and it is cool and it is not extremely fast and the build quality is excellent and the cost of ownership is outstand the car is fun to drive and it is amazing and very nice. wow Read More

2002 Saturn VUE Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 8 reviews

2002 Saturn VUE

Despite its unassuming appearance, the 2002 Saturn VUE uses innovative engine technology to transport families on the go.  Other vehicles on the market have transmissions that utilize several gears.  However, the 5 seat VUE uses continuous variable transmission (CVT) technology in its 4 cylinder model to provide continuity and a smooth ride.  The Saturn CVT system (also known as VTi) compares favorably to similar technology used by Honda and Audi.

Consumers can choose from 3 different trims.  The 2.2 liter 143 hp 4 cylinder comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive and uses either the 5 speed manual transmission or the CVT.  In addition, the 3.0 liter 181 hp V6 has all wheel drive and uses 5 speed automatic transmission.  The VUE uses gas at a conservative 20 mpg clip in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.  

The VUE does come with some caveats.  First, despite foldable rear and passenger seats with ample leg room for everyone, some reviewers warn that taller consumers may find the VUE a tight fit.  In addition, engine noise can detract from the enhanced CVT performance.  However, despite these minor issues, the 2002 Saturn VUE combines solid performance and innovative technology into one family friendly package.


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Saturn VUE Questions

Ryan Johnson

Is It Possible To Just Replace The Wiper Switch On The Steering Column?

Currently my wiper switch on the steering column has been "broken" off. It just kind of hangs from the steering column.

66 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

2002 Saturn Vue Keeps Going Dead

I have a 2002 Saturn Vue. I have to keep getting "jumps" for it bc when I wake up in the mornings it won't crank. I go to work and it is parked for at least 6 hours and it cranks with no problem at...

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Sharon Sigmon

Car Started Up But Lights Would Not Come On. Turned Car Off And Would Not ...

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2002 Saturn Vue Shifts But Does Not Move

My wife has a 2002 Saturn Vue with an automatic transmission. The shifter inside the car will move to all of the different points like reverse, drive, neutral, however the car never engages or moves. ...

115 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

Check Engine Light Wont Come On

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