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2009 Saturn VUE 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 2009 Mazda CX-7
     
XE 4-Cylinder Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE 4-Cylinder Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE V6 All-Wheel Drive
  • XR V6 Front-Wheel Drive
  • XR V6 All-Wheel Drive
  • Red Line V6 Front-Wheel Drive
  • Red Line V6 All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $23,280 $24,315 $23,900
Invoice $22,116 $22,978 $22,365
Avg. Paid $9,898 $10,467 $10,261

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.8 7.5 8.8
Performance 8.3 7.6 8.5
Interior 8.3 8.0 7.8
Operating Cost 7.7 7.7 7.4
Safety 9.4 8.7 9.2
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, refined ride
  • Upscale interior
  • High safety scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive, modern interior
  • Good reliability rating
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Questionable seat comfort
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/145 Gas V6 3.4L/209 Gas I4 2.3L/138
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.6 112.5 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.1 188.8 184.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.4 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 69.3 64.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3664 3660 3710

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 106.4 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.9 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.7 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 51.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 40.2 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.9 51.3 53.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.4 67.1 58.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.2 35.7 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/145 3.4L/209 2.3L/138
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 6200 185 @ 5200 244 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 5100 210 @ 3800 258 @ 2500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.0 41.8 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 20.0 18.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Strut-type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Link Trailing arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard