Used 2008 Saturn VUE

2008 Saturn VUE
List price range
$3,295 - $7,997
2008 Saturn VUE

Pros

  • Powerful V6 in XR and Red Line trims, handsome interior and exterior European styling, ideal handling and ride balance, plenty of standard safety features.

Cons

  • Less cargo capacity than most rivals, front seats not ideal for some larger folks.
Saturn VUE years

Used 2008 Saturn VUE for Sale

Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
129 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$4,994
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
106,944 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
1st Choice Auto Sales
16 mi away
List$6,994
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
*** One Owner -- Brand New Tires -- Gas Sipper -- 3 Months Warranty -- Loaded -- Clean ***
Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
102,137 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Criswell Nissan
16.1 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XR 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
130,355 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XR
Absolute Motors
27.6 mi away
List$7,997
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
143,780 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XR
Wind Rider Auto Outlet
27.7 mi away
List$4,990
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
127,017 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XR
(1)
Buick GMC of Woodbridge
29.8 mi away
List$3,295
Est.Loan: $68/mo
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Dealer Notes
Due to age and (or) mileage, this vehicle is being sold as a fixer-upper and has not been put through the shop for a complete inspection. We cannot attest to its mechanical condition, so you should be mechanically inclined to properly evaluate this vehicle. If you are not comfortable making this assessment on your own, we recommend you bring someone with you who is mechanically inclined to make a proper evaluation. Our price does not include tax, tags or our $699 dealer processing fee.
Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
132,728 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Branch Avenue Auto Auction
36.3 mi away
List$5,300
Est.Loan: $109/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
79,678 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Sullivan Auto Trading
47.4 mi away
List$7,800
Est.Loan: $160/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
89,060 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
DYNAMIC CAR, INC.
50.9 mi away
List$6,491
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
0
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$3,996
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE.....ASK FOR MILITARY SPECIAL.....WE BUY CARS....BRING IN YOUR CAR FOR AN APPRAISAL......Excellent shape inside and out side........Gold  exterior and Gray    interior .Features include....power steering.....power seats...power sunroof.....power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151
Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
86,860 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Chambersburg Affordable Auto Sales
63.2 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Saturn VUE 2008 XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
79,974 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XR
(3)
The Automotive Company
8.1 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
Visit The Automotive Company online at theautomotiveco.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-542-8855 today to schedule your test drive.
Saturn VUE 2008 XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
0
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XE
Winegardner Buick GMC
41 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Saturn VUE 2008 XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
95,195 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
XR
Z Motors
48.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Saturn VUE 2008 Red Line 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
106,495 miles
Used 2008
Saturn VUE
Red Line
Bareford Buick GMC
83.7 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A much-needed makeover for 2008 brings big improvements in key areas, including cabin quality and driving dynamics. As a result, the 2008 Saturn Vue moves from a benchwarmer to a starting position in the compact SUV game.

vehicle overview

The 2008 Saturn Vue is a completely different animal than its forebear. The previous Vue distinguished itself from the compact SUV pack in many ways. Its flexible body panels could take a hit from a shopping cart or an adjacent car's door without leaving that automotive scar of urban America -- a ding or dent. State-of-the-art transmissions were offered, including a five-speed automatic and a continuously variable transmission, while later on, a powerful (Honda-sourced) V6 gave the Vue serious straight-line performance. There was also a tuner-inspired version called the Red Line that sported a track-tuned suspension, big wheels and racy ground effects.

Sadly, the Vue distinguished itself in other, less desirable ways. If Playskool fashioned a car's interior, we imagine it would resemble that of the early Vue, such was the fit and finish. And sloppy, numb steering didn't win the Vue any fans either. A refresh for 2006 improved things inside the Vue, but it still wasn't up to the segment leaders, which benefited from complete redesigns during the last few years.

For the 2008 Saturn Vue, the demons have been exorcised as General Motors looked to its European Opel division for inspiration. Essentially a rebadged Opel Antara, the new Vue looks nothing like its former boxy self. In terms of size, it's pretty much the same; wheelbase measurements are identical, and the new model is just a tad wider and taller. The old plastic body panels are gone, replaced by traditional steel.

Thankfully, there's more to the new Vue than just its look. Major changes include an interior design that welcomes rather than alienates, improved driving dynamics (with steering that actually feels connected to the front wheels) and the availability of numerous high-end safety and convenience features including standard stability control, an optional navigation system and standard satellite radio. The Vue offers a choice of three engines, ranging from an inline-4 to a high-output V6, while transmission choices include a four-speed and six-speed automatics. A revised "Green Line" hybrid version is also due for release later in the model year.

If our driving impressions are any indicator, the Vue is no longer a back-of-the-pack entry and now merits consideration from small-SUV shoppers. Though there are some faults -- less cargo space than what's available from some of its bigger rivals, for instance -- they are more than compensated for by the Euro-inspired styling, attractive cabin, composed handling and variety of powertrain offerings. Overall, the new Saturn Vue should make for a very pleasant and practical daily driver.

2008 Saturn VUE configurations

The 2008 Saturn Vue is a five-passenger compact SUV that comes in three trim levels: base XE, midgrade XR and sporting Red Line. All can be had in either front- or all-wheel drive. The XE comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, OnStar telematics, steering-wheel audio controls, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat and a CD/MP3 stereo with satellite radio and an auxiliary jack.

Opting for the XR adds 17-inch alloy wheels, luggage rack rails, automatic climate control, a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors and lighted vanity mirrors. The Red Line features a lowered, sport-tuned suspension, rear spoiler, chrome exhaust outlets, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front sport seats, leather and suede upholstery and unique instrumentation. Most of the XR's additional features are available as options on the XE, and one can also get optional leather seating and heated seats on those models. Other available features include a premium audio system and CD changer, a navigation system, rain-sensing wipers and a remote vehicle starter.

2008 Highlights

Borrowing components from GM's European Opel division, the Saturn Vue is completely redesigned for 2008. Highlights include a much-improved cabin, an available 257-horsepower V6 and improved handling and ride dynamics.

Performance & mpg

The Vue XE is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 (169 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque) mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The XE V6 has a 3.5-liter V6 (215 hp and 220 lb-ft) running through a six-speed automatic transmission. Both the XR and Red Line trims feature a powerful 3.6-liter V6 (257 hp and 248 lb-ft) matched to a six-speed automatic. A manual-shift feature, called "TAPshift" is standard on the Red Line and optional on the XR. Front- or all-wheel drive is available on each trim.

With the 3.6-liter V6, this Saturn scoots. We clocked a front-wheel-drive Vue XR at 7.3 seconds to 60 mph and 15.7 seconds for the quarter-mile, times that are less than a half tick off the class dragstrip jock, the Toyota RAV4 V6. Towing capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds, the segment average.

Safety

A wealth of safety features are standard on all 2008 Saturn Vue models, including antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active head restraints.

Driving

Although it's hard to fault the robust 3.6-liter V6, sometimes the normally smart and quick-shifting six-speed automatic hunts on inclines, seemingly not sure whether to hold a gear or step down to maintain speed. Braking is about average for the class, as the four-wheel vented disc brakes help bring the Vue to a stop from 60 mph in 131 feet. The pedal feels a little on the soft side, but the vented rotors should forestall brake fade even with a heavy load.

Given that the 2008 Saturn Vue is tuned for a soft ride, the Red Line trim is the obvious choice for driving enthusiasts. Steering feel and action is spot on, allowing easy maneuverability in parking lots while providing a solid, confident feel at speed on winding roads and interstate freeways.

Interior

The generic plastic of the former Vue's interior has given way to a posh new appearance, with far nicer materials indicative of European cars. Controls are simple and well marked. An array of chrome-accented round shapes, from the gauges to the air vents to the climate controls, lend a sense of classic style to the cabin. Brushed-aluminum accents on the steering wheel, door panels, parking brake and shift knob further the upscale treatment.

A pair of adjustable cargo nets keep items from sliding around in back. At 56 cubic feet, the Vue's maximum cargo capacity is small compared to some rivals that offer nearly 20 more cubes. The second-row seats recline and offer decent legroom; a third-row seat, an increasingly popular (but of debatable value) feature for small to midsize crossover SUVs, isn't offered. Front seat comfort is adequate, though some folks may find the seat cushions a bit short and the seats somewhat lacking in lateral and lumbar support.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Saturn VUE.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Had it 1 day...feel like we struck gold (so far)
zionadams,02/22/2013
I test drove a lot of cars, over about a one year period. I took them on freeways, up hills, even off-roading in one instance. This car was the winner. We bought an XE with 62k miles on it, that's got all the options of an XR with the smaller 2.4 motor. My sports car freak husband, who is 6'7" tall, loves it. We are not small people but this car fits our frames fine. Our needs for a good value combined with a solid feel were met, we hope, in the VE. The mileage estimates are 25/30. On the freeway, it does 85 without hesitation. No vibration, no lag in shifting. The engine is quiet, but not just because it's small. It's just a quiet vehicle, even the air system is quiet when blowing.
First car
Rikki,03/24/2016
I got this car in 2013 as a surprise since I was going to college the next year. I was extremely excited and absolutely loved it. It's been reliable and has never failed me 3 years later. I don't think I could trade this car because it has been good to me. My family loves it and my grandfather that owns many muscle cars and worked at a car dealership said it's a nice little vehicle. I live in Indiana so we get a lot of snow and this little car only being front wheel drive had done great, haven't gotten it stuck once. We drove through a foot of snow in it and it did very well, obviously you have to be cautious and make good choices with driving a two wheel drive in the snow but we did it. The car has great speakers, but I ended up getting a touch screen installed because I wanted to use the Bluetooth and not have to pay I star to talk through the car when I got a call. I do recommend getting a new radio installed because it looks great but the factory radio works very well also. Over all this car is everything I could've asked for especially being a college student.
Pleasantly suprised
toyotanut,06/26/2007
I feel like I am driving a Lexus. Finally a 4 cylinder SUV with some kick and good gas mileage. If you convert the EPA to last years standards it gets 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway. Not bad considering the power.
Most Reliable SUV I've Owned!
rdsteve23,05/24/2015
I bought this SUV for my family vehicle for my wife to drive with our 2 kids. We take it on trips out of town, and she drives it around town. We both love it. We bought it brand new almost 7 years ago, and have had no problems. It gets decent gas milage while also giving ample power, especially for a 4 cylinder. It drives smooth and has plenty of room for our family of 4, plus sometimes we throw our big german shepherd in the back too. The exterior looks great and has held up well, as well as the interior (looks very upscale). It is very comfortable to drive, handles very well, and doesn't have a lot of road noise either. I am very impressed with Saturn, it's just too bad they went under...
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
257 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
257 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
257 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 Saturn VUE
Used 2008 Saturn VUE Overview

The Used 2008 Saturn VUE is offered in the following submodels: VUE SUV. Available styles include XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Red Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), XR 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Red Line 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Saturn VUE?

Save up to $192 on one of 12 Used 2008 Saturn VUE for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,295 as of12/12/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Saturn VUE trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Saturn VUE XE is priced between $3,996 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 0 and156831 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Saturn VUE XR is priced between $3,295 and$7,997 with odometer readings between 127017 and143780 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Saturn VUE?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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