2005 Saturn VUE Overview


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2005 Saturn VUE Overview

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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    Blowing Smoke!! Please Need Answers!!

    So my gf has a 2005 Saturn vue 3.5l v6 awd. She complained of it using way too much oil. She bought it used. Has had it for 6 months with no major problems until now. But noticed the oil leakin...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Will Replacing Key Using Vin Help With Ignition Sticking?

    My 2005 Saturn Vue has a "sticky" ignition problem. Key often just won't turn (like it catches) or else it won't release. While nit covered by ignition recall, the mechanic at certified Saturn serv...

    438 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Sudden Speed Drop

    While driving at high speeds (70-80mph) on the freeway, for no reason at all my driving speed automatically drops to around 50mph and will stay that way even if I floor the gas pedal. The only way ...

    28 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

    How Do I Know Exactly What Engine Is In My 2005 Vue?

    87 views with 4 answers (last answer 8 months ago)
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    Driving And The Clutch Went To The Floor And I Couldn't Shift Gears

    When i was driving and i went to turn into a driveway, and i couldn't do anything .There was no power and my clutch went straight to the floor. i shut it down and start it again and its like the clu...

    71 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)