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Average User Score
4.1 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews
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
My 2005 Vue Gets Stuck In First Gear. Could This Be Related To The Powertra...
I have a 2005 Vue, it started a couple months ago where it felt like my car was stuck in first gear. Went over 20 MPG and the car started to shake. Parked it overnight and took it to the service s...
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redline 2005 vue, 6 cyl automatic is only getting 10 mpg when checked no codes came up...what can I do to get the average 18 -20 city/combo it's supposed to be getting?
How Much Would A 2005 Saturn Vue With 135,000 Miles On It In Good Condition...
2005 Saturn Vue 135,00 mileage good condition how much should I pay for a car like this?
Heated Seats Not Working
has anyone had a problem with their heated seats.Mine are not working.I have tested resistance on elements and voltage all read fine.Not sure what else to check.