2006 Saturn VUE Overview

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Trims

Base
Avg. Price: $6,466
Base V6
Avg. Price: $7,006
V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $7,576

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 20 reviews

Love My Vue by Kirk
 — Loved it. Have nothing bad to say. Mileage was good. Ride was good. Performance was great. Never needed work. Leased it for my wife. It was our first Saturn (now have 5 in the family). The colo... Read More
All Around Great Little Suv by BlondeRocket42
 — My Vue is a Red Line edition...different wheels, suede seats...V6 fwd. We've taken it cross-country numerous times...it handled us plus all of our treasures. We got side-swiped at Mount Rushmore in 2... Read More
Best Car I Have Owned Yet! :) by Kayleen
 — My car rides really smooth. it might be a mommy car but its still great... it drives like a car but its more like a small suv in size... it has nice leather interier and heated seats for the winter mo... Read More

2006 Saturn VUE Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 20 reviews

2006 Saturn VUE

By 2006, the Saturn VUE SUV had completely phased out continuously variable transmission (CVT) and substituted a new FWD automatic trim for the AWD 4 cylinder.  Other changes focused more on semantics and optional features.  Saturn added two new colors, redesigned the headlights and grille, and made power windows and power door locks standard in all trims.  Other updates included a redesigned interior with added storage, radio controls on the steering wheel, and a compass with outside temperature display built into the rearview mirror.

Otherwise, the 2006 Saturn VUE SUV stayed true to a successful formula.  The 4 cylinder trims still used a 2.2 L, 143 hp engine, while the V6 trims kept their 3.5 L, 250 hp engine.  Mileage still ranged between 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.  ABS brakes and traction control now appeared as either optional or standard features on all trims.

Reviewers note that Saturn has worked to fix some flaws that detracted from earlier models.  Engine and road noise have gone down, while handling has improved.  Some drivers express disappointment that important optional safety features such as ABS brakes cost more than they should.  Overall, the Saturn VUE SUV has room for improvement and will look to silence its critics with a new hybrid model for 2007.

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Saturn VUE Questions

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Check Engine Light On. 2006 Saturn Vue. What Could Be The Cause?

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Virginia Mcgee
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We Just Replaced The Font Struts And Strut Mounts On Our 2006 Saturn Vue An...

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Julie Smith
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Replaced Alternator On 2006 3.5l Now Having Problems

Replaced alternator on 2006 3.5l and now headlights and dash lights gauges and radio flash when cold. After warm no problems. Ive had system checked all is good. What is going on?

36 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
Jeff Barriault
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My 2006 Saturn Vue The Rear Passenger Door Has Just Stopped Opening. Cant O...

f taking the inside panel off completely and tried to look inside and make sure the lock is working correctly on the door handle rod is working completely I tried to take the outside door bolts out ...

51 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
mcigna2002
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Rear Hatch Rust

Anyone experiencing rust on their rear hatch? I have three small open paint bubbles that that will eventually turn into a circular rust spot. Is this a common problem with the VUE? Also ythe pain...

710 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)