The slow-selling Chrysler Pacifica, which has been discontinued after this model year, has been the Taurus X's closest rival, though the Pacifica has slower acceleration and doesn't handle any better than the 2008 Ford Taurus X; it's also won top crash-test results across the board.
At the back, the Taurus X's third row is roomier, with easier access.
The Outlook is one of a group of new 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 Pacifica and Taurus X, and its third row is tight.
The same goes for the Honda Pilot, which is also rated well for safety and has a tight third row of seating.
Some may find the Pilot's faux-rugged, boxy appearance alluring.
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|2008 Ford Taurus XBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn OutlookBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler PacificaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Mid-Size Wagon||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Large|
|4-Door Wagon SEL FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door XE||4-Door Wagon LX FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door Wagon|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2008 Ford Taurus X vs. 2009 Honda Pilot||2008 Ford Taurus X vs. 2009 Saturn Outlook||2008 Ford Taurus X vs. 2008 Chrysler Pacifica|