2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid: » 9/19/08 1:00pm 9/19/08 1:00pm You want a hybrid but you do more highway driving than city driving. You need more room than a Prius offers but you don't want to spend the money for an Escape Hybrid. You want an SUV that gets 32 MPG on the highway and you don't really care how it does it. You…

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 9/18/08 2:00pm 9/18/08 2:00pm It may still be a straightforward compact SUV, but thanks to the Opelization of Saturn, the looks far better than its predecessor — with a more refined, European styling direction than its competitors, particularly the block-like Ford Escape. The rubber fits the wheel wells, all the handles feel…

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part One

"That's a hybrid but you can't drive it on all-electric power?" No, you can't. And I got pretty good at explaining why not by the time the sixth person asked. The least enjoyable part of spending a week with the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid » 9/17/08 1:30pm 9/17/08 1:30pm was telling inquisitive folks how it worked. And how it didn't work. GM…

Different Kind Of Car Company Kills Different Name For Hybrid

Saturn, "the different kind of car company," is apparently killing their "different kind of name" for hybrids. According to the Kicking Tires blog at PickupTrucks.com Cars.com, they'll be axing the "Green Line" name, opting instead to call it "Hybrid." Apparently, GM's galactic brand just wasn't getting any traction… » 6/11/08 1:20pm 6/11/08 1:20pm

Skoda Superb GreenLine's Only Emission Is The Sex And CO2

For those who haven't noticed, we're a little dragon for the 2009 Skoda Superb (i.e. the Czech Passat) and it's clever TwinDoor system. And a version that gets better mileage and is better for the environment, why not? This version of the Superb gets a 1.9-Liter inline-four turbodiesel good for about 105 horsepower… » 3/07/08 10:20am 3/07/08 10:20am

Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line 2 Mode Hybrid

Saturn has gone and made its Vue Hybrid even more hybrid-tastic. Now equipped with GM's advanced two-mode hybrid technology, the new 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line 2 Mode Hybrid promises a fifty percent increase in fuel mileage over the standard V6 model. All of that efficiency comes from a 3.6L V6 equipped with VVT and… » 1/11/08 11:10am 1/11/08 11:10am

Exclusive! The 2008 Saturn Vue Greenline (Hybrid) And Redline (Not So…

We're not afraid to admit at least one of us (that would be me) really digs the new styling of the Saturn Vue. True, it's vaguely jellybean-esque, but it's still so much more appealing to the eyes than the boxy Rubbermaid exterior of the last one, it's hard not to be rooting for the little CUV. We dunno how either… » 2/07/07 12:15pm 2/07/07 12:15pm

Saturn Vue Green Line: Cost-Cutting With Purpose?

The General may have found a way for "design by cost" to be a help instead of a hindrance. To top it off, it may even be environmentally-friendly. Holy Earth Day, readers! According to CNN/Money, the new Saturn Vue Green Line may have skimped on costs, but taking the competition's prices into account, it may give the… » 4/22/06 7:08pm 4/22/06 7:08pm