For the 2009 Saturn Outlook, Bluetooth becomes optional on the base XE trim levels and standard on the upgraded XR trims, which offer two new Bose audio systems, real-time traffic capability for the navigation system and 20-inch wheels. Thanks to new direct-injection technology, the Saturn Outlook gets a boost in power and torque; the new XE now has a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 282 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and the XR gets 288 hp and 270 lb-ft. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and both trims are available as either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive Outlook rates 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 19 mpg combined. The AWD version is at just 1 mpg less. Saturn Outlook standard safety features include rollover-sensing stability control, antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and the GM OnStar service. A large crossover SUV, the Outlook is capable of accommodating eight passengers and towing up to 4,500 pounds.Read more Read less
Saturn's popular Outlook crossover sees few changes for 2009. The 3.6L V6 that powers the vehicle receives SIDI direct injection, which increases power to 281 hp in the XE and 288 hp in the XR models. Inside, two premium Bose audio packages are now offered, as are XM Nav Traffic and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. Machined 18-inch aluminum wheels are now standard on XE models, and new exterior paint colors include Quick Silver and Silver Moss, replacing Silver Pearl and Ocean Mist.
Remarkably quiet; lots of cargo room; good fuel economy.
The Saturn Outlook is one of GM's most popular models. It offers more space than most large SUVs while getting better mileage, and the comfortable ride and near-silent interior are a refreshing change from truck-based SUVs. Seating for up to eight ensures the whole family can come along, and lots of standard safety equipment will help them get there securely.