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2005 Saturn VUE Overview


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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 24 reviews

Dependable And Roomy by Paul
 — This is actually the first NEW car I've ever purchased, and it is by far my favorite... maybe for that reason. Being a rather large (read fat) man, I have few choices for vehicles to fit into. This f... Read More
"total Package" For Middle Class Family by mart75
 — Liked everything - fuel economy, zip, reliability, affordability, everything. Silver is a great color for any vehicle, too - very "sleek" and doesn't show dirt. Unfortunately, needed to upgrade to v... Read More
Great Family/utility/all-around Functional Vehicle by David
 — We were impressed by the features for the price - having a five member famiy limits our vehicle options to larger vehicles for comfort and carrying capacity, and the Saturn VUE is a nice hybrid of pas... Read More

2005 Saturn VUE Overview

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2005 Saturn VUE

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

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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 ...

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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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Key Wont Turn In My 2005 Saturn Vue

Any one have this issue and how do I resolve it?

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The Heated Seat Lights Are Out. The Day Running Light Are Not Working. The ...

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