Compare 2009 Saturn Outlook vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

2009 Saturn Outlook
2008 Toyota Highlander
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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
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,400
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,625
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The attractive 2009 Saturn Outlook is a large, comfortable utility vehicle built with families in mind. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154 145.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.7
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.1
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.3 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.6 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.9 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
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)
13 x 0.8 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4702 3979
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.85 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3300 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.24
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Outlook Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ride & Handling Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ride & Handling Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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