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2009 Saturn VUE 2009 Honda CR-V 2009 Toyota RAV4
     
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
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)

Prices

MSRP $23,280 $21,245 $21,500
Invoice $22,116 $19,778 $20,103
Avg. Paid $9,898 $11,915 $11,825

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 9.0
Performance 8.3 8.3 8.2
Interior 8.3 8.3 7.5
Operating Cost 7.7 8.1 8.0
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.2
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, refined ride
  • Upscale interior
  • High safety scores
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Questionable seat comfort
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/145 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 5 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.6 103.1 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.1 177.9 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.6 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 66.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3664 3389 3360

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
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
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 103.8 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 55.9 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.9 54.6 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.4 72.9 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.2 35.7 36.4
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 Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard 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 Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 6200 166 @ 5800 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 5100 161 @ 4200 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.0 37.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 15.3 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Link Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link coil spring

Transmission

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