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Saturn VUE

AWD V6 (2006)

Tuesday, May 2009 by Ahmad Isnaini

The Saturn Vue receives significant and exterior styling upgrades for adding to the appeal of this fun-to-drive compact SUV. The design upgrades reflect commitment to bring a higher of vehicle refinement to complement its reputation for customer care.

updates for 2006, Vue offers standard on all models, and includes Automatic Crash Notification and one of the Safe Sound plan. The of OnStar as standard equipment upon the Vue’s established for safety, earning the maximum stars for driver and passengers in front- and side-impact tests by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA).

The Vue Red Line, made its debut in interim also receives an array of interior and exterior enhancements for The Red Line version starts Vue’s impressive 250 horsepower V-6 and adds performance handling to the

Redesigned interior

The Vue’s has been reworked to be more and functional, with a design is thoughtful and attractive

Specific include a newly designed stack and door trim; a new console that provides functionality and storage; and radio on the steering wheel. For a touch of leather-appointed seats and a leather-wrapped wheel are also available.

A new of radios, featuring an upscale with flush design and accents, includes an input that accommodates portable MP3 and other electronics, and a new digital processor provides improved quality.

New fabric on V-6 models lends a contemporary look to the interior The interior design also a number of Vue’s popular, storage solutions, such as a cargo organizer that up to hold grocery bags, and storage bins that can a gallon of milk, water or other cargo.

The Saturn Vueredesigned interior balances space and versatility in a spacious yet package with room for people plus 30.8 feet (872L) of cargo With the 70/30 split seat folded flat, area volume increases to cubic feet (1,807L). The passenger seatback also flat to help transport items including bed rails, an ladder and other large

The Power Package is standard on all Vue for 2006 and includes cruise power windows, door and mirrors; remote keyless and the Saturn Security System. The auto-dimming inside rearview includes a compass and outside display.

Exterior enhancements

The Vue receives several important enhancements including all-new and rear fascias with an step pad; and new hood, and headlamps with jeweled

In addition, the V-6 models will optional projector-beam fog lamps and bezels. Roof rails are on all Vue V-6s, except for Red Line.

Saturn#8217;s unique polymer panels provide a rugged and body that can help resale value by helping to annoying and expensive-to-repair parking lot

New exterior colors for 2006 are Green (available at start of and Fusion Orange (available fall 2005), replacing Green and Storm Grey.

all the options

Vue owners spend a lot of in their vehicles, so personalized is important. Beyond the upgraded, AM/FM stereo with CD, include an optional DVD rear-seat system. Back-seat passengers can a movie on a fold-down, 7-inch LCD screen. The system includes control and dual wireless so rear passengers can listen to CDs or a movie while front-seat can listen either to the DVD program or to the regular radio system .

optional audio systems MP3 readability: CD with MP3, changer with MP3, and a with MP3, making it compatible.

Also available is XM Radio (continental U.S. XM Satellite Radio provides than 120 coast-to-coast, digital-quality of original commercial-free music and news, sports and talk as as advanced traffic and weather for select major metropolitan nationwide. Consumers can subscribe to the service for $12.99 a month.

In GM customers with GMAC can choose to include the XM subscription in car payments.

Plenty of powertrain

Vue has always offered a wide of powertrain choices, allowing to select the driving dynamics fit their personal needs and without sacrificing power, or efficiency.

Vue offers an advanced 3.5L V-6 that delivers 250 horsepower kw) and 242 lb.-ft. of torque (327 The engine#8217;s variable-valve timing enhance high-end power, torque and fuel economy. EPA fuel economy rated at 20 mpg and 28 mpg highway, the V-6-equipped Vue is the most V-6 FWD to date.

Despite impressive economy, the Vue boasts the most engine in its segment: The 250-hp V-6 gives the Vue an estimated 0-60 mph of approximately 7.5 seconds.The V-6 is mated to a electronically controlled automatic with grade logic which helps eliminate between gears – a feature beneficial on hilly roads. engineered for Saturn Vue by Honda, the also provides towing up to 3,500 pounds.

The base is the Ecotec 2.2L inline This 16-valve, 143-horsepower kw)* engine is notable for its of performance, efficiency, low maintenance and operation with technology in premium engines, including roller finger valve and electronic “drive-by-wire” throttle.

The transmission for the four-cylinder, front-wheel Vue is a five-speed manual that excellent smoothness and durability. The transmission includes a synchronized gear, allowing the Vue to shift reverse without grinding if the shifts before the car is fully

The Hydra-Matic 4T45-E four-speed transaxle is offered as an option the four-cylinder, front-wheel drive This transmission is known for its smoothness and efficiency and with the 2.2L inline four-cylinder is expected to deliver 22mpg in driving and 27mpg on the highway.

The Vue is equipped with an advanced power steering system for steering at lower speeds and feel on the highway. Four-wheel suspension is a key to Vue#8217;s controlled and responsive handling on a wide of surfaces.

All 2006 Vue models can be

Known for high safety

Like all Saturns, Vue has a reputation for safety standards, earning top government crash test for front and back seat in both frontal and side

The Vue starts with a structure to help absorb the energy of a while protecting the integrity of the compartment. Standard, frontal air bags for both driver and passenger are designed to help the risk of air bag-induced injury. The Vue has pretensioners in the front safety system that engages at the time as the frontal air bags to up slack in the safety belt

Another notable safety is an available head-curtain air bag system, helps protect both and rear-seat passengers in a side-impact

GM’s Passenger Sensing is new in the Vue for 2006. PSS uses the latest technology to turn the front air bag on or off. If the sensor system an unoccupied front passenger or the presence of a smaller occupant, the passenger air bag is designed to automatically off so it would not deploy in the event of a collision.

A status indicator on the instrument alerts occupants that the air bag is on or off. Even with system, GM strongly recommends child passengers in an appropriate seat placed in the second or row of the vehicle. Never install a infant seat in front of an air bag.

GM also recommends all children 12 and under ride in the seat when possible.

The Vue OnStar Dual-mode (analog-digital) OnStar’s digital equipment includes enhanced hands-free recognition capabilities including intuitive continuous digit and improved voice recognition OnStar is the leading provider of safety, security and information in the United States and Canada.

the GPS satellite network and wireless OnStar features core services and OnStar Hands-Free that allows drivers to and receive voice-activated phone using an externally mounted for greater reception.

The OnStar standard on the 2006 Vue includes the Motors Advanced Automatic Notification (AACN) system, crash data available to the 911 centers to help them the appropriate life-saving personnel and to crash scenes faster.

Vue Red offers sporty appearance

The Vue Red Line’s bold new front is drawn directly from the acclaimed 2007 Saturn Sky and the Saturn Aura sedan Estimated start of production for the Vue Red Line is fall 2005.

Interior enhancements for 2006 all of the other Vue interior changes sleek ebony leather-appointed with suede fabric ebony carpet and safety six-way power driver adjuster and a unique instrument faceplate and metallic foot

Other Vue Red Line#8217;s custom features include metallic pedals; embroidered floor and ambient footwell lighting can be personalized to either Cool or Warm Amber.

The sporty Red receives an external face as well. The unique grille, front fascia moldings, a liftgate handle and a body-color eyebrow give this vehicle an even sleeker, look.

The Vue Red Line#8217;s stiffened is lowered more than one (26 mm) and the vehicle rides on aggressively 18-inch aluminum wheels P245/50R18 Bridgestone Turanza touring tires, a combination contributes both to sportier and a #8220;slammed#8221; appearance. The electric steering is calibrated for a sporty The Vue Red Line comes standard the 3.5L V-6, 250-horsepower kw) engine.

The performance-tuned Vue Red Line is in both front- and all-wheel giving customers a true choice in the compact SUV market.

VUE AWD V6 (2006) Picture Gallery. Credit: © Saturn

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