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2005 Saturn VUE Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 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
Can It Be Towed 4 On The Ground
is it possable to tow behind an RV with a tow bar
Could A Saturn Vue Get 250,000 Miles On Orginial Engine If Taken Care Of?
Looking at a 2005 Vue with AWD and V6. It already has 121,100 miles or so. It has a sunroof and 4dr and other standard features.
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?
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