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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
FWD 4-Door XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XE 17 24 $29,400 $30,625
FWD 4-Door XR 17 24 $32,555 $34,450
AWD 4-Door XE 16 23 $31,320 $32,625
AWD 4-Door XR 16 23 $34,445 $36,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,194
$29,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,400
$30,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$510 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed. The attractive 2009 Saturn Outlook is a large, comfortable utility vehicle built with families in mind.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 43.7 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.4 38.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 139.2 154
Third Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 62.0
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.1 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 47.3 50.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 69.9
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 67.3
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 78.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 100.7 115.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 19.0 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 24.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 48.9 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.4 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 46.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 40.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/90R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/60R18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QLW
Front Tire Size P245/60R18 P255/65SR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4312 4702
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 11.85
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 266 @ 3300
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.7L/227.4 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPI DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.47
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-9 Saturn Outlook
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Ride & Handling
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Ride & Handling
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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