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Saturn VUE Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 181 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Saturn VUE

  • A well-thought-out and capable mini sport-ute, the Vue enters a crowded field of equally competent rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Car-like handling, extensive choice of drivetrains, spacious cabin.

  • Cons

    Bland interior, noisy four-cylinder.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Vue is an all-new sport-utility vehicle in Saturn's lineup, designed to compete on the lower end of the scale with models like the…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (79 total reviews)


Given us great service

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn VUE AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Owned it since new (June 02). It really has been quite reliable. Had a few accidents and it still handled great after the repairs. Honestly, you can't tell. Apart from normal wearables (tires, oil changes, tune ups, etc.), it has had a few expensive repairs over the years. Several faulty sensors had to be replaced to the tune of $500 a pop and the belt that MUST be done at 100K miles. Gas mileage was about 22 mpg in mixed city/hwy. We took a number of very long trips in it (family of four) and were quite comfortable.



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Horrible!

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn VUE AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Worst car ever. After owning for 1 1/2 years, I have to get rid of it. Have is the key word. It died on the highway. Nobody can tell me specifically what's wrong with it because there's about 8 different things wrong with it. The engine is about to go. There are brake problems, engine problems, thermostat problems, etc. I regret getting this car-- it's had problems since day one. No wonder Saturn's out of business. The reliability of their cars are seemingly terrible.




I hate this car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn VUE AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Worst car I have ever owned! I bought this car in 06 and have had problems ever since! Within a week of getting it, it went the shop for a mouth and a half. and I have had problems ever since. Wish I could trade it in instead of putting more money in it but cant afford either one right now. I really dislike this car!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2002 Saturn VUE Review

What's New for 2002

The Vue is an all-new sport-utility vehicle in Saturn's lineup, designed to compete on the lower end of the scale with models like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.

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midlandtexasre
midlandtexasre
09-10-2007
16 years old, end-over-end several times in her 2002 Saturn Vue. Walked away w/ a scratch on her elbow and a really sore back. A MIRACLE! See photos.... and note the intact cabin....


dindak
dindak
08-19-2000
Looks like the Saturn SUV will be coming out in...


jeep1988
jeep1988
10-31-2005
Here is a web link that rated the Saturn Vue (2002-2004) on resale value....