2004 Saturn VUE

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2004 Saturn VUE 4-door SUV
2003 Saturn VUE shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Saturn VUE 4-door 4wd

The Saturn VUE was introduced in the 2002 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel, producing a high head acceleration.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster and instrument panel. All leg and foot measures indicated low risk of injury.

Side

Rating applies to 2002-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Saturn VUE 4-door 4wd without optional side airbags

The Saturn VUE was introduced in the 2002 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in this vehicle, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. General Motors did not request such a test.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2002-07 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry