The Saturn Outlook is one of a group of GM crossovers that includes the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia; it performs well and has a more refined ride than the Taurus X, though it feels smaller inside than the Taurus X, and its third row is tight.
The same goes for the Honda Pilot, which also rates well for safety and has a tight third row of seating.
Some may find the Pilot's faux-rugged, boxy appearance alluring.
Otherwise, the Subaru Tribeca is another alternative, with a style that, to some, says SUV while actually serving as a station wagon.
The Tribeca handles much better than the Taurus X and is more exciting to drive, but it also has a cramped third row.
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|2009 Ford Taurus XBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn OutlookBrowse Used Listings||2008 Subaru TribecaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 6-cyl|
|2WD Sports Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door Wagon SEL FWD *Ltd Avail*||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door XE||4-Door 5-Pass|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|2WD Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Ford Taurus X vs. 2009 Honda Pilot||2009 Ford Taurus X vs. 2009 Saturn Outlook||2009 Ford Taurus X vs. 2008 Subaru Tribeca|