2006 Saturn VUE Overview


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2006 Saturn VUE Overview

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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    How Do I Fix My Radio That Has Gone Die In My Vue

    one day the radio was working then it was go dark cant get it to turn on at all

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    I Gave A Jump Now My 2006 Vue Won't Start Interior Lights Come On But Nothi...

    This is the second time the first time I just cut the car off went inside when I came out hour later wouldn't start. Went and bought battery started right up. This time I gave my sister a jump, turn...

    5 views with no answers yet

    Abs And Tc Lights Won't Go Out On 2006 Vue 3.5 Engine

    Neither braking nor traction appear to be effected. What may be the problem and simple fixes?

    644 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Anyone Had Problems With Dome Lights Setting The Car Alarm Off?

    Dome lights come on by themselves and set the car alarm off to the point the battery goes dead. If I don't set the alarm or lock doors with the remote dome lights still do the same thing but no dead

    6 views with no answers yet

    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?

    2,401 views with 21 answers (last answer 2 months ago)