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2005 Saturn VUE

2005  Saturn Vue
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The Vue is a compact sport utility vehicle from Saturn that combines safety, drivability and a modest array of appointments. It isn't expensive or flashy at all, but it is reliable and smooth, modest and confident.

2005 sees a number of improvements to this Saturn staple. In addition to a new transmission choice, there's the new available OnStar system. It features next-generation hardware with upgraded hands-free capability.

But that's not all. Vue models, in particular the V6 versions, also benefit from several new upscale exterior and interior touches.

Available Models
The 2005 Saturn Vue is offered as a 4-cylinder model and as a V6 model.

Interior Features
The four-door Saturn Vue has two rows of seating for a five-passenger capacity. It can also be configured to carry over 30 cubic feet of cargo with features such as a second-row seat and front passenger seat that fold flat.

The 2005 Saturn Vue is designed to be practical for people on the go. It has as a rear cargo organizer that flips up to hold grocery bags, and side storage bins that can hold other cargo. Bins, pockets and other storage spaces throughout the Vue help prevent clutter.

Some of the available options include three audio systems with MP3 readability, a rear-seat DVD system and XM Satellite Radio.

Exterior Features
The exterior of the Saturn Vue also gets a touch-up this year. Chrome headlamp bezels are now standard on all models. V6 models now have chrome door handles and belt-line molding, as well as body-color outside rearview mirrors. In addition, a new five-spoke machined aluminum alloy wheel replaces the painted alloy wheel on 4-cylinder models.

The 4-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2005 Saturn Vue models is an Ecotec 2.2-liter model. It produces 143 horsepower and 152 lb-ft of torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission or with a new 4-speed automatic transmission, which is available with front-wheel drive models.

The Vue's 3.5-liter V6 engine not only makes the Vue the most powerful SUV in its class, it also lets it go from 0-60 mph in seven seconds. It has 250 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 242 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm.

The V6 is mated to a 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with grade logic control, which helps eliminate hunting between gears. Specifically engineered for Saturn Vue by Honda, the powertrain also provides towing ability up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety and Security
Safety features include front seat-belt pretensioners, dual front airbags, antilock brakes and traction control (both standard with the V6 model).

2005 Saturn Vue - New for 2005

Hydra-Matic 4T45-E four-speed electronic transaxle optional on four-cylinder FWD models
OnStar Gen 6 hardware with upgraded hands-free capability
Chrome headlamp bezel
Chrome door handles and belt line molding (V-6 except Red Line)
Body color outside rearview mirrors (V-6)
Satin nickel film accent shift position indicator plate with new surface
Driver-side sun visor extender
Five-spoke machined aluminum alloy wheel replaces painted alloy wheel (I-4)
New colors: Dark Dragonfly Teal replaces Eden Green; Arrival Blue replaces Cobalt Blue; Aero Blue added for specialty, limited run (interim)
New seat fabric on four-cylinder models

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.2L I4
3.5L V6
200 @ 5200
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
 I4 FWD: 23/28
I4 AWD: 22/26
V6 FWD: 20/28
V6 AWD: 19/25

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