2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid Preliminary Specs

Saturn's 2009 Vue 2-Mode Hybrid sport-ute crossover features an advanced, state-of-the-art hybrid-electric power system that will change the way people think about hybrid vehicles. The two-mode system will help Vue owners maximize their fuel economy around town and on the highway without giving up any passenger room, cargo capacity, or towing capability. Check out the vehicle's impressive specifications below.

 

Overview

Models 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid
Body style / driveline five-door, five-passenger, front-engine and transaxle, front-wheel drive with 2-Mode hybrid assist
Construction steel spaceframe with front and rear crumple zones; steel front fenders, door panels, rear quarter panels and bumper beams; galvanized steel hood, roof, and liftgate
EPA vehicle class sport utility vehicle
Manufacturing location Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
Key competitors Toyota Highlander Hybrid; Ford Escape Hybrid

 

Engine

Type 3.6 V-6 VVT (variable valve timing) with spark-ignition, direct injection (DI)
Application Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid
Displacement (cu in / cc) 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm) 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material sand-cast aluminum with cast-in-bore liners
Cylinder head material cast aluminum
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing (VVT)
Ignition system individual coil-on-plug, individual cylinder knock control
Fuel delivery direct high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio 11.31
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm) 255 / 190 @ 5800 (est)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) 252 / 341 @ 4000 (est)
Recommended fuel unleaded regular
Maximum engine speed (rpm) 6000
Emissions controls dual close-coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation; inlet and exhaust cam phasers with internal exhaust gas recirculation (no EGR / AIR required); evaporative emissions system. Advanced Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (APZEV)
Estimated fuel economy (mpg city / hwy) TBD

 

Hybrid System

Transmission type two-mode continuous electric ratio hybrid transmission with four fixed gears (2MT70)
Application Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid
Gear ratios (:1)
First 3.26
Second 1.88
Third 1.00
Fourth 0.64
Reverse EV – 2.2
EVT1 infinite – 1.70
EVT2 1.70 – 0.4
Final drive ratio 3.02
Motors (2) 55 kilowatts each
Battery type / quantity nickel-metal hydride / 22 modules
Energy Storage System 1.8 kWh, 300V
Power control AC / DC

 

Chassis/Suspension

Front independent, strut-type with coil springs, anti-roll bar (recalibrated)
Rear independent, trailing arm with three lateral locating links, anti-roll bar and coil springs (recalibrated)
Steering type electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion (REPS)
Steering ratio 17.21
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock 2.75
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m) 40 / 12.2
Traction control all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

 

Brakes

Type four-wheel anti-lock disc; fully blended electro-hydraulic system with 100% regenerative braking, 100% friction braking or combination of both
Front disc (diameter x thickness, in / mm) 11.7 x 1.14 / 296 x 29
Rear disc (diameter x thickness in / mm) 11.9 x .78 / 303 x 20
Total swept area (sq in / sq cm) 67 / 38

 

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type 17-in. x 7-in. forged aluminum
Tires P225/65R17 ALS low-rolling resistance

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in / mm) 106.6 / 2707
Overall length (in / mm) 180.1 / 4576
Overall width (in / mm) 72.8 / 1850
Overall height (in / mm) 66.2 / 1681
Track (in / mm) 61.4 / 1562
Minimum ground clearance (in / mm) 6.9 / 175
Approach angle (degrees) 14.4
Departure angle (degrees) 16.25
Step-in height (in / mm) front 16.5 / 418
rear 17.0 / 433
Curb weight (lb / kg) 4265 / 1934.5
Weight distribution (% front / rear) 58 / 42

 

Interior Dimensions


Front Rear
Seating capacity 2 3
Headroom (in / mm) 40.2 / 1023 39.3 / 1000
Legroom (in / mm) 40.7 / 1036 36.9 / 939
Shoulder room (in / mm) 56.0 / 1424 55.9 / 1422
Hip room (in / mm) 52.6 / 1338 52.9 / 1344

 

Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) 97.7 / 2769
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L) 126.9 / 3596
Cargo volume (cu ft / L) behind front seat 56.4 / 1598 behind second-row seat at normal position 27 / 764.5
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg) 3500 / 1588
Fuel tank (gal / L) 18.4 / 69.6
Engine oil (qt / L) 5.5 / 5.2
Cooling system (qt / L) TBD

Source: Saturn

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