We drove the All Wheel Drive version of the 8-passenger Outlook, Saturn's entry into the large crossover SUV category and everything about this nearly 5,000 pound vehicle says B I G. From the bold vertical front end to the impressive side profile to the large rear quarter with power lift-gate; this is a vehicle that presents a substantial image to fellow travelers.
Power to provide the Outlook with attributes like its 4,500 pound towing capacity and nearly 117 cubic feet of cargo space comes from either of a pair of 3.6 Liter V-6 engines; A 270 Horse power version that comes in the XE models and the 275 horsepower version that produces 251 pounds feet of torque coupled to a six-speed automatic, that comes with the XR trim level.
Power to haul the Outlook to a stop is provided by ABS equipped four-wheel disc brakes and all models benefit from dynamic rear brake proportioning, traction control and Stabilitark technologies.
Safety concerns factor into the interior as well with crumple-zone construction, energy absorbing dash and steering column as well as latest generation airbags with front-seat mounted side-impact and head-side curtain airbags.
Our Outlook came with black and tan leather interior trimmed with wood on the doors, dash, center console and shift knob and the leather wrapped steering wheel was both telescoping and tilt adjustable.
Functionality is the key word of the interior design with power adjustable driver's seat and second and third row split folding seats to maximize passenger comfort and cargo capacity.
Our test Outlook came equipped with AM/FM radio/CD player, dual zone, automatic climate control, and optional Trim and Convenience Packages that added features like the leather upholstery and motorized rear lift-gate.
MSRP for the AWD XR is $32,290... that's before you visit the optional equipment list but a 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper and 5 year/100,000 mile power train warrant applies.
If you're in the market for a full-size crossover SUV, check out the all new for 07, Outlook, from Saturn.