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BASE INVOICE
$29,400
BASE MSRP
$30,625
Quick Take
The attractive 2009 Saturn Outlook is a large, comfortable utility vehicle built with families in mind. Read more »
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TheCarConnection.com's editors drove the new Saturn Outlook in order to give you an expert opinion. And to help you make a decision and make sense of conflicting information, TheCarConnection.com researched available road tests and has outlined the most useful information.

Likes:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Accessible, spacious third-row seats
  • Cavernous interior

Dislikes:

  • Obstructed rear visibility
  • Decked-out XR models approach $50,000

The 2009 Saturn Outlook is part of the family of large crossover utility vehicles that includes the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave; it’s slightly more rounded than traditional SUVs like the Chevrolet TrailBlazer or GMC Envoy and has a lot more passenger room inside.

The 2009 Saturn Outlook crossover features a new 3.6-liter DOHC V-6 engine with variable valve timing and direct injection, along with a host of new enhancements, including a maximum towing capacity increase from 4,500 pounds to 5,200 pounds. The new V-6 engine is rated at 281 horsepower on the XE model and 288 horsepower on the XR model. Its Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed automatic transmission features clutch-to-clutch shift operation with a tall overdrive sixth gear to rev at freeway speeds.

The Outlook steers and handles more precisely than most vehicles its size—although "nimble" wouldn’t be the right term, as it’s a heavy vehicle and feels that way. It has a smooth, absorbent ride and an interior that's very quiet, even on coarse surfaces.

The seating arrangement in all versions of the 2009 Saturn Outlook includes second- and third-row bench seats, but the optional seven-passenger seating arrangement brings so-called Smart Slide second-row captain's chairs, which slide forward and fold down to allow easy access to the third row. The second and third rows fold flat to allow a very impressive 117 cubic feet of cargo space or, with all the seats up and in place, nearly 20 cubic feet—enough for a large load of groceries. Cloth upholstery is standard, while leather is optional.

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