Test Driving Saturn's New Hybrid VUE

Vue Green Line doesn't have many gizmos, but beats others on cost.

Published: 13-Jul-2006

Saturn adds a new twist to the gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle debate this summer when its first hybrid debuts.

The 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line sport utility vehicle offers improved fuel economy over gas-only Vues and yet carries the lowest starting price of any hybrid SUV in the U.S. market.

Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $22,995 for a Vue Green Line is some $4,500 less than the MSRP, including destination charge, of $27,515 for the previous lowest-priced gas-electric hybrid SUV in the United States — the five-passenger, 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid.


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Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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