2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid: First Drive

The 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid » 10/23/08 2:30pm 10/23/08 2:30pm wasn’t designed for us. If we wanted a hybrid, we wouldn’t want it in the form of a small crossover SUV. But since we don’t actually want a hybrid, it’s probably a good thing that GM designed the Vue 2 Mode for people that do want one and want it to perform like a regular V6-equipped…

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…

Aural Leakage: Battery Problems Short-Circuit Saturn Hybrid Sales

In the midst of a $4/gallon-inspired run on every ride that gets more than 12 MPG, we were more than a little surprised to hear that the 2008 Saturn Aura Green Line has racked up a measly 69 sales through the end of April. Wot's the deal? Turns out that leaky batteries, courtesy of supplier Cobasys, have sent the… » 6/04/08 7:30am 6/04/08 7:30am

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid To Get 25 MPG City, 32 MPG Highway

The GM brand all about Saturnalia announced today the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Those are numbers putting it in line with the Toyota Highlander hybrid and the Ford Escape hybrid. In addition,… » 10/12/07 9:00am 10/12/07 9:00am