Compare 2008 Ford Taurus X vs 2009 Saturn Outlook

2008 Ford Taurus X
2009 Saturn Outlook
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4-Door Wagon FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 16 24 $24,942 $27,030
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $26,607 $28,880
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 16 24 $27,408 $29,770
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 16 24 $28,291 $30,750
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $29,073 $31,620
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $29,955 $32,600
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FWD 4-Door XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XE 17 24 $29,400 $30,625
AWD 4-Door XE 16 23 $31,320 $32,625
FWD 4-Door XR 17 24 $32,555 $34,450
AWD 4-Door XR 16 23 $34,445 $36,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,942
$29,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,030
$30,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$510 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't look to the 2008 Ford Taurus X for driving excitement, but otherwise, it's darn near the most perfect family wagon there is. The attractive 2009 Saturn Outlook is a large, comfortable utility vehicle built with families in mind.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 8
Third Hip Room (in)
46.9 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.2 154
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.4 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 78.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.5 115.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.8 24.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.0 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 46.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P255/65SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4033 4702
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.85
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 266 @ 3300
Engine Order Code
99W LLT
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J MY9
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus X Saturn Outlook
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Ride & Handling
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Ride & Handling
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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