Starting MSRP $28,160Saturn’s 2009 Vue Two-Mode Hybrid is GM’s first front-wheel-drive application of a “full” hybrid system, which is similar to Toyota’s “Hybrid Synergy Drive” system. This system first appeared on Chevrolet/GMC pickups and SUVs. Saturn also sells a Vue Hybrid that’s a mild hybrid, which GM estimates will be roughly as efficient but not as powerful. It will continue to be sold along with the two-mode hybrid. Four-wheel drive is not offered, and the Vue seats five. The Vue’s main competitors vary; the compact Ford Escape Hybrid is comparable to the mild hybrid in terms of price and size, but the two-mode is comparable to the midsize Toyota Highlander Hybrid in performance and price.
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