...it from challenging the class leaders in this segment.Published: 10/02/2004 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 2004: A new 3.5-liter V6 replaces the previous 3.0-liter unit. Larger 17-inch wheels and tires are now standard on the V6 AWD model and optional on the front-wheel-drive version. Antilock brakes are standard on all V6 models. The interior has been upgraded to reduce noise and now incorporates metallic and leather trim. The front seats now have seatbelt pre-tensioners and dual-stage front airbags. New entertainment choices include MP3-compatible CD players, satellite radio and a...
...The front-passenger seatback folds flat, and rear occupants get a 70/30-split, folding bench seat with a two-position recliner. Cargo volume is 30.8 cubic feet when the backseat is up. All gauges reside on a sloped panel. GM’s OnStar communication system is optional. Under the Hood The base 2.2-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine produces 143 hp. A Getrag five-speed-manual transmission is standard. The optional VTi CVT operates with two variable-diameter pulleys and a special steel belt. The Red Line’s 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine replaces the former 181-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 and is...
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...No matter what color or trim level, a VUE should continue to look good because of its rust- and dent-resistant body panels. Interior Improvements Improved interior appointments of the latest VUE look particularly good in the Red Line version. New items include back-lit white gauge faces with chrome rings, painted-nickel-finish interior door handles and dark tinted rear door glass. The V6 version is offered with an optional leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel and shift knob and light argent-finish interior trim plates. It also gets new body color door handles. Optional are...
...Saturn has continued to use corrosion and dent-resistant polymer in building a safe and durable body for its product.Otherwise, the 2004 Saturn VUE SUV keeps things simple for budget-conscious consumers. Fuel consumption for all models remains around 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway. The VUE seats 5 and its interior leaves plenty of room to spare. Options include power sunroof, an Onstar telecom system, and XM satellite radio. Overall, the 2004 Saturn VUE SUV represented a landmark moment where the consumer spoke and the company listened. Saturn added power and finesse to a strong foundation. In...
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