The base VUE's 2.2-liter Ecotec engine is not only frugal on gas, but surprisingly strong off the line. Of course, that description applies to the VUE when only two persons...
are aboard. For anyone who intends to use his or her VUE as a weekend warrior and primary family hauler, the V6 option is probably the better choice. This engine, along with its five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, is specifically engineered for Saturn by Honda.
The V6 brings the normally demure VUE into a whole new realmone of quicker acceleration and crisp throttle response. The new V6 has Variable Valve Timing (VVT), a system that controls intake and exhaust rates for improved low-end torque and fuel economy. The four-cylinder engine can get a bit loud when pushed, but the V6 delivers its power with little commotion or complaint.