Compare 2008 Mazda CX-9 vs 2009 Saturn Outlook

2008 Mazda CX-9
2009 Saturn Outlook
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
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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
$27,194
$29,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,400
$30,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$510 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 22
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
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 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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 11.85
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 170
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 266 @ 3300
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Saturn Outlook
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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