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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 24 reviews
2005 Saturn VUE Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 24 reviews
In 2005, Saturn decided to focus on addition by subtraction. The new year saw the Saturn VUE SUV abandon its signature Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) in the FWD 4 cylinder trim in favor of more traditional technology. The limited switch to 4 speed automatic transmission showed Saturn's willingness to focus on maximizing a more established system. Other updates included 3 new body colors, revised upholstery and interior highlights, a passenger-side sunshade, and standard OnStar telecom technology.
Otherwise, the 2005 Saturn VUE SUV remains the same. The VUE still comes in 4 different trims: FWD 4 cylinder (now with the optional 4 speed automatic transmission), AWD 4 cylinder, FWD V6, and AWD V6. The 4 cylinder trims use a 2.2 L, 143 hp engine while the V6 trims have kept the powerful 3.5 L, 250 hp that Saturn introduced in '04. Gas mileage remains around 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway.
Based on the previous couple years, it appears that the 2005 Saturn VUE SUV settled into its niche as a solid product in the competitive compact SUV market. However, consumers looking for premium materials and a unique style walked away disappointed. The response to this model told Saturn that it had an important decision to make. More specifically, the time had come for the Saturn VUE SUV to either remain content with giving consumers what they needed, or lavishing new customers with everything they could want.
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Saturn VUE Questions
How Do I Fix The Heater Control Cable From Cold To Hot
the cable came off the control knob for the heater and it stuck on cold
Our Vue Starts When Cold But None Of The Gages Work Until It Warms Up?
We had the alternator replaced during the summer, and now when its cold the gages don't work until it warms up then you can shut off and restart and all it fine. We have had a check engine light come ...
Newer Engine In An Older Year - Saturn Vue
My 2005 engine took a dump - it still runs, but there has been many attempts to repair the tranny with no success. Is it possible to put a newer engine, like a 2008 in the 2005?
Key Wont Turn In My 2005 Saturn Vue
Any one have this issue and how do I resolve it?