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2008 Saturn VUE Trims

Green Line Hybrid

Avg. Price: $10,905

If fuel economy ranks among your highest priorities when purchasing an SUV, the 2008 Saturn VUE Green Line Hybrid might be worth your attention, since Saturn notes that the Green Line can eke out 30 miles per gallon on the highway. That's 20 percent better fuel efficiency than the standard VUE engine, and the best highway fuel economy of any SUV, according to Saturn.

The Green Hybrid comes equipped with a 170-horsepower, 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine, as well as an electric motor and hybrid battery. At a full stop, the gas engine shuts off and the hybrid battery powers the vehicle's accessories, conserving fuel. When accelerating, the gas engine takes over, with the electric motor providing power assist. And when decelerating and braking, the gas engine cuts back while the electric motor again powers the vehicle's accessories. Regenerative braking, which generates power when braking, charges the hybrid battery.

The Green Line Hybrid features a restyled exterior design, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals.

Standard features include low-resistance tires, which help reduce friction and improve fuel efficiency, as well as an Eco-Light, which lets drivers know when they're above EPA's mileage estimates, so they can adjust their driving habits. In addition, a charge/assist gauge helps drivers keep tabs on the hybrid battery.

Safety features include the StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags. The Green Line Hybrid also comes equipped with rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), daytime running lights, XM satellite radio, OnStar, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

Red Line

Avg. Price: $12,945

New for 2008, the Saturn VUE Red Line marries good performance and SUV functionality with a number of high-end, sport-oriented features, including a lowered stance, a sport-tuned suspension, bolstered sport bucket seats, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Like all Saturn VUEs for 2008, the Red Line features a fresh, contemporary exterior style, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals. A 257-horsepower, 3.6-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine powers the Red Line. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, heated outside mirrors, and remote keyless entry. In addition, the leather seats are heated in the front, and the driver's seat features eight-way power adjustment.

Safety features such as the StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags are all part of the Red Line package. Overall, the Red Line comes equipped with more than 100 safety features.

Other standard features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

Red Line AWD

Avg. Price: $13,596

The 2008 Saturn VUE Red Line AWD adds an all-wheel-drive system to the Red Line trim package. A new sport-oriented offering for the '08 model year, the Red Line AWD rides on a lowered stance and comes equipped with such features as a sport-tuned suspension, bolstered sport bucket seats, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Outside, the Red Line AWD features an aerodynamic design, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals. A 257-horsepower, 3.6-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine powers the Red Line AWD. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Red Line AWD comes equipped with all the standard features found in the high-end VUE XR trim package, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, heated outside mirrors, and remote keyless entry. In addition, the Red Line's leather seats are heated in the front, and the driver's seat features eight-way power adjustment.

Safety features such as the StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags are all part of the Red Line AWD package. Overall, the Red Line comes equipped with more than 100 safety features.

Other standard features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

XE

Avg. Price: $10,894

The restyled 2008 Saturn VUE XE features a more aerodynamic overall exterior design, a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals.

The front-wheel-drive XE comes well-equipped for an entry-level trim. Such features as deluxe front bucket seats, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, an outside temperature display, and remote keyless entry are all part of the standard package.

In addition, safety features such as GM's StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and six standard airbags help keep passengers safe during all types of weather and driving conditions. But that's just the beginning, since Saturn notes that the 2008 VUE XE includes more than 100 standard safety features.

A 164-horsepower, 2.4-liter, double-overhead-cam Ecotec four-cylinder engine powers the VUE XE. The engine, which offers 20 more horsepower than the previous year's powerplant, links to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Other features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), 16-inch wheels, daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

XE V6 AWD

Avg. Price: $11,375

The 2008 Saturn VUE XE V6 AWD steps up the power when compared to the standard XE trim, thanks to a 3.5-liter, VVT (variable valve timing) V6 engine that produces 222 horsepower. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission. The XE V6 AWD also comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.

Restyled for 2008, the XE V6 AWD features a more aerodynamic overall exterior design, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals. Such features as deluxe front bucket seats, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, an outside temperature display, and remote keyless entry are all part of the standard package.

In addition, safety features such as GM's StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags help keep passengers safe during all types of weather and driving conditions. Overall, the VUE XE V6 AWD comes equipped with more than 100 standard safety features.

Other standard features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), 16-inch wheels, daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

XR V6

Avg. Price: $11,644

Restyled for 2008, the front-wheel-drive Saturn VUE XR V6 features a more aerodynamic overall exterior design, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals.

A 257-horsepower, 3.6-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine powers the XR V6. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Designed to be well-equipped yet affordable, the XR V6 comes with such standard features as deluxe front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, heated outside mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

In addition, safety features such as GM's StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags help keep passengers safe during all types of weather and driving conditions. Overall, the VUE XR V6 comes equipped with more than 100 safety features.

Other standard features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.

XR V6 AWD

Avg. Price: $12,027

Well-equipped and restyled for 2008, the Saturn VUE XR V6 AWD features a more aerodynamic overall exterior design, with a tapered roof, jewel-like headlights, and side vents with integrated turn signals.

A 257-horsepower, 3.6-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 engine powers the XR V6 AWD. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission. The XR V6 AWD also comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.

Designed to be well-equipped as well as affordable, the XR V6 AWD comes with such standard features as deluxe front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, XM satellite radio, OnStar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, heated outside mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

In addition, safety features such as GM's StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six standard airbags help keep passengers safe during all types of weather and driving conditions. Overall, the VUE XR V6 AWD comes equipped with more than 100 safety features.

Other standard features include rack-and-pinion steering, cruise control, Solar Ray deep-tinted glass (except for the windshield and front windows), daytime running lights, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD player with an MP3 input jack.