2008 Models

AutoblogGreen Drives the 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line

Autoblog just finished testing the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid. Overall, they liked it – inside and out – praising its styling, efficiency for the price, and interior. "The styling of the dash is far more car-like and attractive than the [Ford] Escape and appears to be of higher quality materials," wrote the site.

Consumer Reports Gives Astra 'Very Good' Rating

CR road tested the Volkswagen Rabbit S, Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, Toyota Matrix S, Saturn Astra XE, Mini Cooper Clubman, and Scion xD in the June 2008 issue of its magazine. According to their testers, the vehicles were ranked in the order above with the 5-door Astra coming in fourth place. Nonetheless, the compact Saturn hatchback was rated "very good" for how well it performed.

The Hybrids are Coming, the Hybrids are Coming!

General Motors Hybrid Vehicle Logo

If you're in the market for a new Saturn hybrid vehicle, you're in luck. The redesigned 2008 Vue Green Line and Aura Green Line hybrids, which have been MIA on showroom floors this model year, are finally about to start to arriving on retailer lots. A supplier issue that had been speculated as the root cause was apparently the reason for the delay.

'08 Astra Opens a New Universe to Saturn

2008 Saturn Astra XR 5-Door

Jim Mateja from the Chicago Tribune reviews the 2008 Saturn Astra and talks about how a recent TV commercial for the brand effectively showed how the Astra signifies the culmination of Saturn's revitalization efforts. "A young man walks into a dealership, sees very attractive hardware, and with a quizzical look peeks back out the door to make sure the sign says Saturn," he wrote.

Astra is One of the Best Small Cars GM has Offered in the United States

The Shenandoah Valley News liked the Saturn Astra so much they said it was one of GM's best small cars - ever. "The handling is precise with excellent steering feedback," wrote the paper, "and all the tires stay well planted even when pushed hard."

Outlook Offers Family Space and a Modern Design

Saturn Outlook Photos

Kelly Foss at Car-Data.com reviewed the 2008 Saturn Outlook and enjoyed the vehicle's styling, space, power, and efficiency. "I could coax about 25 miles per gallon out of the 3.6 liter V6 Outlook on a straight freeway cruise at 60 miles an hour," he wrote in his review, "which is very good for a vehicle of this size."

Video: Insight Into the Saturn Astra's Design

Astra Chief Designer Friedhelm Enlger

In this video clip, the Astra's chief designer, Friedhelm Enlger, talks about the all-new compact Saturn and shares some insight into what a few of the goals were for the car from a design and styling perspective. While the Astra was designed in Germany, Saturn reports that Enlger has moved from Europe to a General Motors Design Center in China where he is leading a team of folks working on next-generation vehicles.

2008 Vue GL Review: Who Says Mild Hybrids Don't Make Sense?

Motor Trend magazine drives the new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid and questions the often ill-conceived notion that the so-called mild hybrid vehicles like the Vue aren't "real" hybrids.

Resurgent Saturn Has Appealing Vue

Frank Aukofer looks back at the history of Saturn, tracing the brand's steps that led up to the launch of the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue in this Washington Times review.

Great Style, Great Timing for Saturn's 2008 Astra

Editor Justin Pritchard calls out the Astra's great handling and steering, good brakes, good mileage, and high-quality interior in this review of the 2008 five-door Saturn hatchback.

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Delivering Joy this Holiday Season

Delivering Joy this Holiday Season

Three Saturn Outlook vehicles filled with Saturn retailer and public donated housewarming gifts are parked in front of five new houses built by the Saturn Hands on Homes program in Detroit, Michigan last week.