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What's really unique about this Vue is that, according to Transport Canada, the Green Line edition has the best highway fuel economy rating of any SUV offered in Canada, sipping 6.1 litres of gas for every 100 kilometres traveled (8.2 L/100 km in the city). Saturn credits its belt-alternator-starter (BAS) system for this frugality. The Vue's "mild" hybrid technology is also less complex than most other hybrids, its BAS motor connected to the four-cylinder Ecotec's fan belt, eliminating the need for a separate input to the transmission as well as some of the associated complex electronics. On the other hand, unlike more sophisticated hybrids – the Ford Escape and Toyota Prius come to mind – the Vue's electric motor cannot drive the wheels on its own. However, Saturn says the BAS system can add up to seven horsepower and just shy of 50 pound-feet of torque to the 2.4L engine's output.

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