The Saturn Outlook is a full-size crossover SUV that was offered by the Saturn division of General Motors. This vehicle was sold during the 2007 and 2010 model years. The Outlook shares its Lamda platform with the other crossover SUVs offered by various General Motors divisions. The Outlook was available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.
The Saturn Outlook was offered with only one engine choice, the 3.6-liter LY7 V6 engine. The total horsepower varied depending on the trim chosen by the buyer. The 3.6-liter V6 put out 270 horsepower and 248 pound feet of torque in XE form. The up-level XR offered a version of the 3.6-liter engine that generated 275 horsepower and 251 pound feet of torque. The 3.6-liter engine was backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
The Saturn Outlook replaced the Relay minivan that was sold from 2005 to 2007. The minivan was intended to be redesigned for the Lambda platform, but those plans were canceled. The Outlook's Lambda platform is also shared with the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. All of the Lambda crossovers share the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Outlook was sold until 2009, when it was discontinued in the face of Saturn's liquidation, after a deal with Penske Automotive Group for the brand's sale fell through. As of 2011, there are no Saturns available for sale in the United States.
The Outlook comes in XE and XR trims, both available with all-wheel drive. The Outlook also offers a SmartSlide second row, where the seat cushion on both bench seat and captain chairs flip forward while the seat is slid forward. This allows for extra room for those occupying the third row of seats. If the third row of seats is folded, the cargo area can be expanded for further use. The middle seat can also be adjusted fore and aft to control how much space is between the second and third-row seats, allowing for more legroom.
Prices for the Saturn Outlook started at $30,625 for a XE trim model. A loaded Outlook with all-wheel drive cost over $36,000. The fuel economy for the Outlook varied depending on the drivetrain configuration chosen. EPA estimates for the Outlook started at 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway for front-wheel drive Outlooks. Equipped with all-wheel drive, fuel economy was 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.
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