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2007 Saturn Outlook Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr XE

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  • $27,255 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2007 Saturn Outlook Sport Utility Crossover

The Saturn Outlook is one of the best vehicles GM has ever made. 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 brood can come along, and lots of standard safety equipment will help them get there securely.

What's new for 2007?

The Outlook is a brand new Saturn crossover for 2007 and is available in either front or all-wheel drive, and XE or XR trim. A 3.6L V6 is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and pricing starts slightly above $27,000.

Model Strengths

  • Remarkably quiet
  • lots of cargo room
  • many useful features
  • good fuel mileage.

Model Review

General Motors looks to have a big hit on their hands with the 2007 Saturn Outlook, their latest entry into the hot, crossover market. It is available in two trim levels, the XE and the XR, and can be ordered with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

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2007 Saturn Outlook

Source: MSN Autos

Saturn is rapidly distancing itself from its older plastic body vehicles that were left unchanged for far too long. It soon will have a full line of much more sophisticated steel-body vehicles.

The latest such Saturn is the handsome new Outlook. It's the automaker's first crossover-style SUV to provide eight-passenger capacity, thanks to a third-row seat.

New Trio
The 4-door Outlook is mechanically similar to the newly available, much-priased GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, which arrives this summer. All share a car-type platform and are made in a new General Motors plant near Lansing, Michigan.

Lansing is a longtime Oldsmobile town, filled with skilled auto workers who do a good job of building the Outlook, which has precise body fits and a solid feel. It doesn't have to take second place to Japanese vehicles in that regard.

The Outlook is the lowest-cost member of the new Lansing trio and thus could be considered the best bargain. It looks stylish, but the quiet, attractive interior has a good amount of hard plastic to help hold down costs. However, pragmatic parents might view that plastic as easier to keep clean if children are transported a lot.

Competitively Priced
The Outlook has entry XE and higher-line XR trim levels with either front- or all-wheel drive. List prices competitively range from $27,255 to $31,555.

GM hopes the trio will do well, and they just might. Rivals include the Ford Edge, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, and a few of those lack a third-row seat.

The Outlook has a powerful V6, newly developed, responsive 6-speed automatic transmission and lots of electronic and safety features.

Powerful Engine
The smooth 3.6-liter V6 produces 270 horsepower for the XE and 275 for the XR, which has nicely shaped dual exhaust outlets.

Fuel economy is an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway with front-wheel drive and 17 and 24 with all-wheel drive. That's decent for a powerful vehicle that weighs nearly 5,000 pounds. Only regular-grade gasoline is required.

Enjoyable to Drive
The Outlook is enjoyable to drive. Steering is precise and nicely weighted. The ride is on the firm side, but well-controlled. Handling is almost car-like—despite the Outlook's size and weight, and stopping distances are impressively short.

Both trim levels have anti-lock brakes, traction control (for the front-wheel-drive version), and an anti-skid system with rollover sensors. A full complement of front and side airbags also are standard.

Roomy and Practical
The Outlook is mostly about roominess and practicality. But the third seat is best suited to small to medium-size passengers on trips of moderate distances.

At least it's not too difficult to reach the third seat because the second-row seat slides forward and folds with a "scissor" action to allow entry. The second-row split bench seat also slides fore and aft to allow a desired mix of legroom for second- and third-row occupants.

Second- and third-row bench seats provide seating for eight, but optional second-row bucket seats provide seven-passenger seating in the high-line XR trim level.

The first and second rows provide good room for tall occupants, although the second-row bench seat has a hard center area; it's best to flip down that seat's center armrest, which contains dual cupholders. Rear windows roll all the way down.

Nice Interior
Front seats offer decent support when taking curves in a spirited manner, and backlit gauges can be easily read, even in bright sunlight. Controls are conveniently located, and dual front cupholders have a sliding cover to keep things looking tidy when they're not being used.

While wide, the cargo area opening is somewhat high. Cargo room is decent even when the third seat is in its normal position, and the third seat folds nearly flat to enlarge the cargo area. There's a fairly good-sized under-floor cargo compartment for stuff you want kept out of sight.

Considerable Length
The Outlook is classified as a midsize vehicle but is pretty long at 200.7 inches. Parking and maneuverability in tight spots thus can be a problem.

The console bin is too small for this type of vehicle, but cabin storage for small items otherwise is good.

Rear visibility is fine from the driver's seat, thanks partly to unobtrusive rear headrests and large outside mirrors. But thick windshield posts obstruct the view to the front corners and thus can hide pedestrians darting across a street when the Outlook is turning a corner.

It requires extra effort to enter or leave the Outlook, but not as much as is needed with a typical truck-based SUV that lacks this Saturn's body-frame integral design.

Comfort and Convenience
Comfort and convenience features for the XE include front/rear air conditioning, tilt/telescopic wheel, cruise control, AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, rear wiper/washer and power windows, locks with remote keyless entry and heated mirrors.

Added to the XR are items including dual-zone automatic climate controls, power driver seat and mirror-mounted turn signals.

Options include remote engine start, power sunroof and a DVD entertainment system. You can get leather upholstery and heated front seats for the XR version. And an XR rear-obstacle detection system is handy because it's often impossible to see objects directly behind the Outlook.

Saturn dealers have kept high customer satisfaction ratings despite years of marginal products. That should help sales of the Outlook, not to mention other new Saturn vehicles.

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Safety Ratings help

What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std


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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Saturn Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2-year/24,000-Mile1 CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan.

12-Month/12,000-Mile2 Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

5-year/100,000-Mile3 Powertrain Limited Warranty for model years up to 2014.

1Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

2Whichever comes first from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

3Whichever comes first from original in-service date. See participating dealers for limited warranty details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2010 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day 150-Mile Satisfaction Guarantee
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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