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2010 Saturn VUE
XE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,073
3 listings nationwide

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2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,595
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Saturn VUE
XE
Michael Perkins Review:

The Saturn VUE very well may be the best option in the compact crossov...

The Good: Class-leading handling and controls put the 2010 Saturn VUE in a uniqu...

The Bad: Sluggish performance from its base engine and seats that seem inadequa...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Rob Feeman Review:

For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably pric...

The Good: Saturn emphasizes the Aura sedan's fuel efficiency for 2009, and for t...

The Bad: Some knock the '09 Saturn Aura's fit and finish, especially in the int...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Saturn VUE
XE
No User Reviews
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
writes:
A less known car that almost saved the Saturn division. Some possible common positives from GMs popular Malibu...
Power Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Its a little smaller and lighter and the 4 cly is adequate with the right transmission and the 6 can be close to Avalon power with a lighter car for it to accelerate."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Personal preference - size and shape. A few Avalon s came with a 3 passenger old school bench. Most Avalons have normal 2 front buckets, more often leather with many power adjustments though certain Auras have that too and ones without it are pretty good and comfortable for a normal size driver."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Avalon has a huge backseat and trunk though an Auru is an ok average size in both those for most drivers."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"I am a little bit less of a risk taker and all things otherwise equal ( previous owners maintanance) most Models and Years Toyotas are the lowest risk of any cars for long term reliability and low ownership lifetime costs."

Specs

2010 Saturn VUE
XE
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
169 hp @ 6,200 RPM
164 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 5,100 RPM
159 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.4:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.85 in
3.4 in x 3.8 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning -- Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.7 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 36.9 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.2 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,173 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.1 in 190.9 in
Width 72.8 in 70.3 in
Height 67 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 106.6 in 112.3 in

Available Options

2010 Saturn VUE
XE
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid

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