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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    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?

    2,155 views with 18 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Why Wont Ny 2006 Saturn Vue Start

    2006 Saturn Vue will not start, has new plugs, fuel pump puttung out good pressur

    2 views with no answers yet

    What Does The Code P2000 Mean

    we have a 2006 saturn vue, it is having a problem, my husband owns a computer you hook up to cars, the code it is giving him is P2000 and I am trying to find out what this code means.

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

    Should Transmission Be Shifting In And Out At 55 Mph ?

    looking at a 2006 vue and when i drove it it seems like at 55mph it cant decide what gear to be in overdrive or not , is this normal ?

    105 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Gas Pedal Pushed Dpwn, Starts Then Dies

    Have spark and gas at cylinders. Only starts with gas pedal pushed to floor then dies. Will not run.

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