The Saturn VUE is the longest compact sport-utility vehicle
in the segment. Introduced midway through the 2002 model
year, the VUE features the added convenience of increased
space. This provides owners with more cargo-carrying options
and passengers with a bit of extra space to kick the legs
Even though it is a new model, the VUE still gets a number
of enhancements for 2003. But the 2003 Saturn VUE still
maintains a very Saturnesque look that is both clean and
contemporary. With Saturn's unique polymer bodyside panels,
the 2003 Saturn VUE has a rugged and dent-resistant body
that can boost resale value by helping prevent parking-lot
dings and rust.
The 2003 Saturn VUE is offered with two engines and either
front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The four-door 2003 Saturn VUE can seat five, with a total
of 30 cubic feet of storage space left over. The VUE's spaceframe
design helps give a low step-in height for easy entry and
exit. The Saturn VUE also features a rear cargo opening
wide enough to accommodate a 4-foot wide object. The roomy
rear cargo compartment is free of clutter, with the spare
tire stowed beneath the load floor.
The options list features all sorts of goodies. The OnStar
system, a power sunroof, an AM/FM/cassette player with an
in-dash 6-disc CD changer and floormats are some of the
items that jump out.
The 2003 Saturn VUE has car-friendly bumpers that provide
increased protection from parking lot damage. Because the
spare tire is mounted inside the vehicle, not on the back,
the potential for damage from low-speed rear impacts is
Customers can choose between two available engines. One
is a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder model that produces 143 horsepower
at 5400 rpm and 152 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The other
is a 3.0-liter V6 with 181 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195
lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.
The 2003 Saturn VUE is the only sport utility to offer
a VTi variable transmission, part of GM's family of transmissions.
The VTi uses a pair of variable-diameter pulleys and a special
steel belt to precisely match engine output to vehicle speed.
Safety and Security
4-cylinder models feature dual front airbags and an emergency
inside trunk release. Saturn VUE models with the V6 engine
add traction control and antilock brakes. Curtain side airbags
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