RE: 2008 Saturn Vue XE 4 cylinder vs 2008 Pontiac Torrent\n\nI've narrowed my search for a small SUV to these two cars.\n\nMain reasons, forward folding passenger seat, reclining rear seats and\nlots of rear leg room. I need these features as I sometimes need to\nwork on my laptop from the car and like to sit in the back.\n\nBoth FWD,\nBoth Leather interior.\nBoth black exterior.\n\nI was able to negotiate the Vue down to about 24k Out the door.\n\nAnd the Torrent for about 25k out the door.\n\nThe Vue is 4 cylinders, but drives real nice for a 4 and will save\nsome gas money.\n\nThe Torrent is 6 cylinders, but engine seems loud and kind of low\ntorque for a v6.\n\nThe Vue does 19 city mpg, the Torrent 17mpg. (Slight win for Vue -\nthough not a fair play)\n\nLeather on Torrent seams cheaper grade, comes in charcoal, Vues\nleather seems nicer, but in taupe. I prefer charcoal, but the taupe\ndoes look nice with black.\n\nAs far of space in the back seat, the Torrent is incredible. roll the\ndriver seat up and fold the passenger side and I feel like i'm in my\nliving room. Incredible to think it's a small SUV.\n\nExterior looks, both have their pros and are attractive. To me, much\nmore attractive than the Honda CR-V. Also the CR-V does hot have a\nfolding passenger seat (who cares right? well I do). Many small size\nsuv's also still have the spare tire showing which is stupid.\nSometimes the Torrent looks like a Minivan. Sometimes the Vue looks\nlike a cheap Korean car.\n\nAll that said, I would just buy the Torrent for the rear seating space\nand dark interior, my only concern is a online few reports I've read\nthat might imply cheap plastic parts int he car might break and that\nover time, and in classic GM style, the engine might get weak and\nclunky.\n\nAny strong opinions about these cars or better alternatives? Any\nreason to simply not buy the Torrent?\n\nMy most desired features in my next small SUV.\n\n- Folding flat passenger seat\n- Reclining rear seats with plenty of head and leg room\n- Despite being small SUV, something that does not say, girly car like\nthe CR-V seems to scream.\n- Decent fuel economy\n- Around k OTD with leather (I know that seriously narrows the\nfield)\n\nThanks in advance for any help or information.