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Saturn VUE Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 250 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Saturn VUE

  • A well-thought-out and capable mini sport-ute, the Vue's unimpressive interior and sloppy steering keep it from challenging the class leaders in this segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong V6, spacious cabin, comfortable ride, excellent crash test scores, good fuel economy.

  • Cons

    Too many low-grade and ill-fitting interior materials, undersized front seats, vague steering.

  • What's New for 2005

    Revised interior and exterior trim details freshen up the interior of Saturn's SUV. Four-cylinder models get new machined alloy wheels in place of last year's painted alloys, along with new seat fabric, and a four-speed automatic transmission in place of the former CVT unit. All-wheel drive is no longer available on four-cylinder Vues.

Full 2005 Saturn VUE Review

What's New for 2005

Revised interior and exterior trim details freshen up the interior of Saturn's SUV. Four-cylinder models get new machined alloy wheels in place of last year's painted alloys, along with new seat fabric, and a four-speed automatic transmission in place of the former CVT unit. All-wheel drive is no longer available on four-cylinder Vues.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Amazed. and it's a salvage.

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my Vue with 60k miles from a private seller for $2k due to a Salvage Title. I was a little hesitant going into it but since it was so cheap I figured why not. I've had the car 2 years and it is now nearing 90k miles and I have absolutely NO problems with it whatsoever. I've never had anything go out/stop working on me. The car has never stalled or done anything suspect. It needs brakes/rotors right now, that's about it. I'm pretty impressed considering the salvage title, not to mention I was in a major accident with it about a year ago also....runs as if nothing happened even though it's had the crap kicked out of it.



44 of 44 people found this review helpful

Sensor reduction

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased my VUE in July of 05. I was driving one day in the city and notice I had no acceleration to go. I notice that a light came on so I pulled over to check the owners manual and it said the sensor reduction light was one. So I did what it said to do and when I turned my car back on, it ran okay. I took it to the Saturn dealer and they told me it could be either the gas pedal or my wiring harness. So we replaced my gas pedal..drove it home and not even w/in 24 hrs it did it again. I called the dealeship again and they said its the wiring harness and that was going to be $700...has anyone had problems w/ their sensor reduction? Looking for help..Not sure I trust this dealer..



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It never let me down!

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I purchased my 2005 Saturn new in July 2005. I loved it until the day it died this past October in a car accident. I loved this car. I average 25K a year on my vehicle, so it had 125000 miles on it. I changed to synthetic oil around 95K and increased my mpg to 30 on highway, 26 or so in city. I loved this car. It always started, drove well, loved the convenience of the trunk/back seats that lie down flat. Went through two sets of tires and had rotors turned at 110K. I never had it in the shop for repairs other than maintenance issues. I loved this car. My only complaint was the road noise/ weather stripping was bad. It allowed dust to come in and it was a bit noisy.




You get what you pay

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I traded in my truck for this Vue when the gas prices were sky high. I had owned a Saturn before, so I knew what I was getting. I didn't pay much for the Vue. It's about what I expected. I bought the car with 30,000 miles on it. It now has 80,000. I've had the A/C repaired. That's about it. It's just a car. Nothing fancy. I think it's funny when people review these things like they were built by Mercedes Benz and then complain when any little thing goes wrong. You bought a Saturn, not a Mercedes. You got what you paid for.




Lots of problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I have owned this vehicle for almost 5 years and have had multiple problems. While under warranty, the windshield washer pumps on the front and back went out. Had them replaced only to go out again within 2 months. Dealer wouldn't replace that time due to the warranty expiring between the two occurrences. Strut assembly has been replaced twice and still makes lots of "crunching" noises. Also had gas cap seating problems and multiple oil leaks. Will be "divorcing" my Vue very shortly.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2005 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I've had the VUE for 18 months. I have taken it in 4 times to fix the AC. The windows leak air. I have had it towed to the repair shop twice in the last to weeks for shutting off in traffic. I'm now paying to replace the clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder and the clutch. The car is 4 years old and only has 70,000 miles on it. And sometimes the radio turns off when I try to switch stations.



Talk About The 2005 VUE

2005 Saturn VUE Discussions See all Started By

saturnvuepap
saturnvuepap
11-06-2014
I have a 05 Vue that about 2 months ago started going into limp mode at 70mph. CE light came on and was diagnos. as a failed O2 Sensor. Replace, reset and now have no power to get to 55mph. CE ligh...


rob111
rob111
08-17-2007
Our 2003 Saturn Vue is at the dealer right now...


michaellno
michaellno
04-04-2011
I believe 2005 was the first model year where the Honda 3.5L V6 and 5-speed automatic were used in the VUE....



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