Fuel Economy

Video: Update on the 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

From HybridSUV.com: This green SUV will have a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood to garner 260 horsepower, zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, all while boasting a 3,500-pound towing capacity. It will also include GM's first front-wheel-drive two-mode transmission and a total driving range of more than 500 miles per tank of gas.

The Glow of Fuel Economy: 2009 Aura XR 2.4L

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John Matras from the Auto Review Examiner: In a test loop that contained highway and intermediate speed roads with hills and some stop-and-go, we recorded 31.8 mpg. In primarily heavy urban driving we couldn't do better than 21.8 mpg, so actually, our gas mileage isn't that far off from the EPA estimate of 22/33.

Owner Story: Economic Driving Tips

I should start this writeup by saying that this report is mostly relevant to drivers of the 3.6L V6 Saturn Aura XR with the 6-speed automatic transmission.  I have been having a great couple of weeks, folks. I reset the average miles per gallon (MPG) calculator on my DashHawk at the beginning of July and looked down today to discover an average all city fuel economy of 28.9 MPG.

2008 Saturn Fuel Economy Ratings

Starting with the 2008 model year, the Environmental Protection Agency revised methods for calculating vehicle fuel-economy label numbers. The agency took into account real-world driving conditions, like increased highway speed limits, air conditioning use, and colder temperatures, so the numbers would be closer to what drivers actually get.

Eighteen 2009 General Motors Models Achieve 30 MPG or More on the Highway

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For 2009, General Motors offers 18 models in the U.S. that get 30 miles per gallon on the highway, more than is expected of any other automaker. They include cars, crossovers and SUVs from GM’s Saturn, Chevrolet, and Pontiac brands. GM is not only poised to lead the industry again this year, but it also leads in subcompact and midsize non-hybrid car segments.

Forbes: Saturn Astra, Aura Rank Among the Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient American Cars

General Motors and Saturn scored well in a recent list of the top 10 most economical American cars. According to the editors at Forbes.com, the 2009 Saturn Aura 2.4L offers an EPA combined fuel economy of 26 mpg, while the Saturn Astra - when equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission - provide a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg.

GM's Powertrain Plan: Less Weight, Better Technology

CNET's Car Tech blog featured an article recently published by Automotive News that described General Motors' multi-pronged approach to boosting it's corporate average fuel economy in coming years.

Fuel Economy Tips

General Motors has assembled a list of fuel economy tips to help drivers reduce their impact on the environment and save themselves a few dollars at the gas pump. Do you have any special fuel saving tips?

Saturn "Rethink MPG" Ad Airs During the Olympics

General Motors has been a big sponsor of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games on NBC. There have been number of different GM ads being shown every night, including the critically-acclaimed 'Beautiful Blue' television spot, but tonight the company aired the 2009 version of Saturn's 'Rethink MPG' commercial just after the Men's 100m dash final.

General Motors Delivers 17 2008 Models That Get 30 MPG or Better on the Highway

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From nicely equipped entry subcompacts to award-winning midsize sedans and a capable, compact SUV, General Motors offers plenty of choices for consumers who want to wring more miles out of a gallon of gas. Seventeen 2008 GM models – more than any other automaker – achieve EPA fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon or higher.

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Zero-Percent Financing Incentive Extended

Saturn 72 Hour Sale

Saturn and General Motors are extending the zero-percent "72 Hour Sale" on select 2008 models that proved to be a successful way to boost sales in the last week of June.