2008 Saturn Vue - $3000 over the 2007 model

GM has announced the pricing for the 2008 Saturn Vue model, and you will have a bad suprise to hear that the price is $3,295 over the 2007 model (the base price for the re-engineered, restyled Vue is $21,395 including shipping).

The base price of the crossover is close to that of such 2007 rivals as the Honda CR-V, at $21,195, and Toyota RAV4, at $21,595. But it is above the Ford Escape, which stickers for $19,985.

"Keep in mind that the previous model had a smaller four-cylinder engine with a manual transmission," says Robert Reuter, global vehicle chief engineer for General Motors’ compact crossover vehicles. A four-speed automatic transmission and a bigger engine - a 169-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder - are standard on the 2008. A manual transmission is no longer offered.

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