Cars.com Tests the 2008 Saturn VUE Green Line (Visit this link)
The Saturn Vue Green Line offers those in the market for a hybrid SUV an interesting choice. The price premium you'll pay for it versus a regular Vue is steeper than GM's other "mild" hybrids, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid and Saturn Aura Green Line, but its mileage gains are more impressive. All told, the Green Line yields 27 percent better gas mileage in overall driving versus the four-cylinder Vue — a testament both to the efficiency of the hybrid and, relative to competing SUVs, the thirstiness of the regular Vue. Because the electric motor cannot power the Green Line on its own — and it doesn't provide a great deal of low-speed assist — gas mileage is higher in the city than on the highway, which is opposite of most full hybrids. The Vue Green Line's fuel economy makes it a credible alternative to pricier "full" hybrids, which is something neither the Malibu nor the Aura hybrids can manage. If you're looking to truly go green for less green, this might be your ticket.