Hybrids

Road Test: 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

John Matras from the Auto Review Examiner: General Motors wants you to know that the 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is the "world's most fuel-efficient V-6 SUV." That's the glass half full. The other half of the glass is that the Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is, in our view, the world's most powerful fuel-efficient compact SUV. So forget about the old half-full/half-empty conundrum. The Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is a glass full to the brim. It's the first smaller-vehicle application of the two-mode hybrid technology developed as a joint project between GM, Chrysler and BMW.

2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid Review

From Cars.com: The five-seat Aura Hybrid features GM's Hybrid System, which consists of an electric motor/generator teamed with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This system is not as advanced as the company's two-mode hybrid system, which is offered in the Saturn Vue. The Hybrid System, however, provides fuel economy savings of up to 25% overall.

2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid Green Line

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

Kevin Massy from CNet: One year after the introduction of the 2007 Vue Green Line, Saturn has brought out a significantly revised version of the model. The 2008 Vue Green Line may share most of the tech features of the original model, but its exterior design shows that Saturn has spent a busy 12 months at the drawing board.

Another Vue of Green: Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

"Amid the dire predictions for General Motors' future, here's a bright spot: the 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode hybrid," Bob Gritzinger from AutoWeek writes in a recent issue. "Saturn says that its gasoline-electric hybrid Vue, set to go on sale by March, will be the world's most fuel-efficient V6 sport-utility vehicle.

Cast Your Vote for Saturn Today

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AutoBlogGreen is running a poll asking readers to choose their "Green Car of the Year", based on the Green Car Journal's five finalists already selected. GCJ will announce their best pick, and will present the chosen manufacturer with the coveted 2009 Green Car of the Year trophy during the LA Auto Show later this month. For now, the '09 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid could use your help battling it out with the other finalists - the Ford Fusion hybrid, the BMW 335d, the VW Jetta TDI and the Smart ForTwo - in ABG's poll.

MotorAuthority: Saturn Vue "Hyline" Concept Hybrid Bound for SEMA Show

MotorAuthority: Saturn Vue "Hyline" Concept Hybrid Bound for SEMA Show

Automotive enthusiast site MotorAuthority reports that Saturn will showcase a hybrid Vue concept called "Hyline" at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Associate (SEMA) auto show later this week. According to the website, the Saturn Vue Hyline was developed in conjunction with Sound Choice and Performance.

Green Car Journal Tests the 2009 Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Says it Will be Priced "Under $33,000"

Todd Kaho, from consumer magazine Green Car Journal, recently had an opportunity to drive one of the first 2009 Saturn 2-Mode Hybrid sport-utilities on the streets outside of General Motors' proving ground in Milford, Michigan. Mr. Kaho was not only impressed with the Vue's on-road performance, but with its real-world fuel economy.

Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid Named One of Five Finalists in 2009 Green Car of the Year Competition

Green Car Journal's Top 5 for 2009 – the year's best-of-the-best 'green' vehicles – have been identified by the magazine's editors. These vehicles are the five finalists competing for the Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year award: the BMW 335d, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Smart Fortwo, and Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

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.

First Look at Production-Spec Vue 2-Mode Hybrids

At a General Motors media test drive event last week in New York, unsuspecting automotive columnists and bloggers were able to sample the new 2009 Saturn 2-Mode Hybrid on short test drives. This initial reviews are beginning to be published on the web and they look very promising. Take a look at what these three publications had to say.

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Ion Red Line Flatlined

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Sources tell SaturnFans.com that the last supercharged Ion Red Line quad coupe was built on Friday, September 1st, at 9:38 a.m. Production of non-Red Line Ions will continue into next year.