OnStar is standard, as are dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags and traction control (with front-wheel drive). Anti-lock brakes are optional on four-cylinder models, standard on V-6s. Front and rear head-curtain airbags are optional. Stability control is unavailable, which is a shame because it's an important safety feature on SUVs, and nearly all Japanese and Korean competitors offer it.
If you're looking for an all-weather wagon that provides some on-road smiles and sports a nice interior, by all means check out the Vue. It holds its own against players ranging from the aging Ford Escape to the sleek Nissan Murano, and it has a few unique calling cards, such as its dent-resistant plastic body. The updates made over the last two years have breathed fresh life into the Vue, making it more desirable now than when it was a new vehicle--a rarity in the marketplace. While you don't buy a compact SUV to haul the Grady-White around, the V-6 Vue also offers a 3,500-pound towing capacity, enough to handle most small boats. If you favor a tuner look and need the all-weather versatility of a small SUV, the Vue Red Line is about the only option out there--though be aware that the Red Line is not rated as a tow vehicle.