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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
bare, unadorned Outlook is reasonably well-equipped
Gains satellite radio as standard equipment
Alluring options list includes a DVD-based navigation system with rear backup camera
Kelley Blue Book
Saturn has recently undergone an impressive transformation that has seen its vehicles offer more and more in the way of the latest features. The 2008 Saturn Outlook offers a compelling standard features list, along with quite a few desirable options.
The standard features on the 2008 Saturn Outlook vary between the two trim levels, but Cars.com says that even a "bare, unadorned Outlook is reasonably well-equipped," especially for the price. Edmunds says that both versions of the Saturn Outlook include "18-inch wheels, full power accessories, heated exterior mirrors," and "cruise control." Kelley Blue Book adds that the Saturn Outlook boasts "a CD/MP3 sound system with an auxiliary audio jack" and "XM Satellite Radio" as standard. On the more expensive XR trim, Edmunds says that the standard features list grows to include "roof rails, foglights, variable-effort power steering," and "a leather-wrapped steering wheel with remote audio controls."
The 2008 Saturn Outlook also has plenty of room for personalization, in the form of a long options list. According to Kelley Blue Book reviewers, the "2008 Saturn Outlook's alluring options list includes a DVD-based navigation system with rear backup camera, DVD rear entertainment system," and "six-disc CD/MP3 premium audio system." On the XR, Automobile says that the second row can be "outfitted with a bench seat or captain's chairs." ConsumerGuide reports both trims of the Saturn Outlook can be equipped with a "power sunroof" that includes a "rear glass panel," while an available Convenience Package brings a "rear-obstacle-detection system" and "remote engine start."
Unfortunately, the reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the available navigation system interface doesn't include any sort of Bluetooth compatibility, which will be especially missed in states where hands-free cell phones are now required by law.
The base 2008 Saturn Outlook offers great bang for the buck, and the options aren't particularly expensive either.