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Green Line Vue Hybrid Uses Less Fuel with Engine/Hybrid Combo

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

Dan Lyons from the San Fransisco Chronicle liked the Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid's available features, space, and EPA rated fuel efficiency. "A combined average of 28 mpg sounds worthy of a compact car," he wrote in his review. "In a highly versatile body style like a crossover, those numbers are doubly good."

Eight Fuel-Sipping SUV Alternatives

CNNMoney.com recently provided their picks for the best vehicles in 2008 that give you "room and utility you need without paying a gas pump penalty." The Saturn Vue Green Line was one of their choices. See what they had to say.

Parents.com Calls the Saturn Outlook One of the "Best Family Cars of 2008"

2007 Saturn Outlook XR

Parents.com says they teamed up with Edmunds.com to rate the safest, most kid-friendly, comfortable, affordable, and cool-to-drive cars out there this year. Of the hundreds of vehicles available on the market today, they narrowed down their choices to a total of 16. One of their picks in the in the "Best SUV" category was the 2008 Saturn Outlook.

Little Bulldog is Easy on Gas

David Booth from the National Post newspaper writes about how the most unique thing about the 2008 Vue Green Line is that it gets the "best highway fuel economy rating of any SUV offered in Canada." In addition, "the Vue is quite a looker."

Compact Hatch Has a Bright Future

Clare Dear from the Canwest News Service really appreciated the Saturn Astra XE's ability to handle everyday chores with aplumb. The Astra us "well mannered just cruising the open road," she wrote. "Despite having to compete with some stiff crosswinds on one highway jaunt, the five-door, base-model XE tracked true, with little correction required as gusts blew across its path. Similarly, passing (or being passed) by big 18-wheelers failed to disturb the Astra."

Saturn's Perky Performer

Michael Banovsky from the Metro Toronto drove the '08 Astra and predicted that it "should make a big impact in Canada." In addition, he advised that "those shopping for a small car should immediately take a look at the Astra. As it stands now, the Astra is a great car and hangs with the class leaders as the final chapter in Saturn's product renaissance."

Cars.com Tests the 2008 Saturn VUE Green Line

Kelsey Mays recently drove the 2008 Saturn Vue hybrid and talked about how the Vue fits into GM's hybrid vehicle strategy. "The Vue is a test case for GM's two-tiered hybrid strategy — offering both mild and full hybrids, in this case within the same model line," wrote Mays.

Video: Saturn Astra Brings European Handling, Styling to North America

Styling is one of the biggest draws to the '08 Saturn Astra, says reviewer Peter Bohr. "The Astra's chic, European good looks will move the cars off Saturn dealers' lots. If the Astra is Jessica Alba, most of its Japanese competitors are Ugly Bettys."

GM's Delta Plant Increases Crossover Production

With UAW members back at at work after a month-long strike at the Lansing Delta Township plant, the Detroit News reports that GM is looking to boost production of the popular Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave crossovers in an effort to rebuild inventory.

Saturn's Astra Hatchback Out of this World

Mark Savage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently drove a 5-door Saturn Astra XE with a 5-speed manual transmission. "Even revving this up a bit from time to time in my test drive," wrote Savage, "I managed 31.9 mpg in about a 50/50 split of city and highway driving."

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Owner Story: Good Cars that Will Last for a Long Time

I'm on my second Saturn now. My first one was a 1997 Dark Green SL2 four-door sedan. It wasn't in the best condition when I bought it (from CarMax) in December 2003 with 83,000 miles on the odometer, but I liked it and decided to put performance brake pads, rotors, and plug wires on it.