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The redesigned 2006 Saturn Vue Red Line production vehicle combines bold new styling and proven performance with impressive fuel economy. The new look starts with a unique front end appearance inspired by the highly acclaimed 2007 Saturn Sky roadster and the Saturn Aura sedan concept.

The vehicle’s chrome bar and integrated jeweled Saturn badge are hallmarks of the brand’s new design direction. The distinctive grille is matched with a new fascia and body-color 360-degree ground effects for a sleek, streamlined look. Interior features include ebony leather-appointed seats with suede fabric inserts; ebony carpet and safety belts; six-way power driver seat adjuster and a unique instrument cluster faceplate and metallic foot pedals.

Vehicle Highlights

3.5L 250-horsepower V-6 engine
V-6 front-wheel drive delivers a class-leading 28 mpg on the highway and has an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) rating
Ambient lower lighting that illuminates the front and rear footwell areas in either a Cool Blue or Warm Amber hue
Redesigned center stack, new center storage console, steering wheel with audio controls and a new family of upgraded radios
Stiffened suspension is lowered by more than one inch (26 mm)
Aggressively styled 18-inch aluminum wheels with P245/50R18 performance tires for sportier handling and a "slammed" appearance
Electric power steering is calibrated for a sporty feel
Available in front- and all-wheel drive

The redesigned 2006 Saturn Vue Red Line production vehicle combines bold new styling and proven performance with impressive fuel economy. The new look starts with a unique front end appearance inspired by the highly acclaimed 2007 Saturn Sky roadster and the Saturn Aura sedan concept.

The vehicle’s chrome bar and integrated jeweled Saturn badge are hallmarks of the brand’s new design direction. The distinctive grille is matched with a new fascia and body-color 360-degree ground effects for a sleek, streamlined look. Interior features include ebony leather-appointed seats with suede fabric inserts; ebony carpet and safety belts; six-way power driver seat adjuster and a unique instrument cluster faceplate and metallic foot pedals.

Vehicle Highlights

3.5L 250-horsepower V-6 engine
V-6 front-wheel drive delivers a class-leading 28 mpg on the highway and has an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) rating
Ambient lower lighting that illuminates the front and rear footwell areas in either a Cool Blue or Warm Amber hue
Redesigned center stack, new center storage console, steering wheel with audio controls and a new family of upgraded radios
Stiffened suspension is lowered by more than one inch (26 mm)
Aggressively styled 18-inch aluminum wheels with P245/50R18 performance tires for sportier handling and a "slammed" appearance
Electric power steering is calibrated for a sporty feel
Available in front- and all-wheel drive

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Needs to be lowered another couple of inches.
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They always seem to forget that its a HONDA engine in the write ups.... Sorry a pet peeve... :rolleyes:
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They always seem to forget that its a HONDA engine in the write ups.... Sorry a pet peeve... :rolleyes:

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Honda wasn't mentioned anywhere in the press release announcing the original Red Line or the "new" V6 going into the VUE.
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I don't know if i like the grille...I saw one in person the other day and it kind of threw me off. And as far as it being lowered any more, I live in North Dakota and if it is much lower than it is right now, it would be about as functional as a car...doesn't really make sense for a small suv if you ask me. I'm sure saturn is thinking of that too.
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Needs to be lowered another couple of inches.

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Agreed.
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I don't know if i like the grille...I saw one in person the other day and it kind of threw me off.  And as far as it being lowered any more, I live in North Dakota and if it is much lower than it is right now, it would be about as functional as a car...doesn't really make sense for a small suv if you ask me.  I'm sure saturn is thinking of that too.

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I've seen enough new Vues...the grill threw me off a bit at first too...but now it is growing on me...I think it depends on the color too....
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I like the changes to the 06 redline, however this picture doesn't seem to do it much justice...maybe it's the black vehicle on the greyish/black background. Also, it does appear it needs to be lowered more based on these pictures...but as we all know the Vue Redline is lowered compared to the regular Vue.....but it doesn't look like it in these pictures...huge wheelgap showing there. I just think GM chose some VERY un-flattering pictures to showcase this.
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I doubt BMW press releases say the auto trans are sourced from GM either.

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Auto trans? I always thought BMW shared just the getrag manual trans...
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I don't think any BMWs use the GM 5-speed anymore unless the 3er coupes still do, but yes, BMW bought the 5-speed auto (same one as in the CTS, etc.) for years.
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I test drove a FWD V6 Vue the other day. Its FAST!! Very aggresive throlttle tip-in. I thought the ride was way too firm though. But my tester had the 16's---maybe the 17's would ride better. The new front end is growing on me but the old one was better. I priced out an Equinox/Torrent and the price is very, very close. But you get that crappy 185 3400 V6--which is way underpowerreed when compared to the 250hp V6 Vue. GM should have put a better engine in the them. Edited by avro206
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