2007 Saturn Outlook

2007 Saturn Outlook Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Saturn Outlook was new.

The Outlook delivers quick acceleration, a competitive list of standard safety features, a spacious and generally comfortable interior cabin, as well as decent fuel economy for its size and capacity. Nevertheless, its transmission's performance level can't match that of others in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, you should also consider the Honda Pilot or GMC Acadia.

8.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.1
Safety: 9.3
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Peppy engine leaves drivers satisfied
  • Decent fuel economy for an eight-passenger vehicle
  • Despite its size, it handles like a much smaller vehicle
  • Reviewers impressed with third-row comfort and generous cargo space
  • Without correction, transmission flaws detract from overall performance

2007 Saturn Outlook Overview

Despite leftover transmission woes from a prior component recall and an overall questionable reliability, the 2007 Saturn Outlook is generally praised for its quick acceleration, class-decent fuel economy, and comfortable and vast eight-passenger interior cabin design. "All in all, GM's new crossovers represent exactly what most buyers of people movers both need and want: a vehicle with all the practicality of an SUV and few of the drawbacks," boasts Automobile Magazine. The San Francisco Chronicle adds, "What we have here is a crossover utility in which a lot of time and effort have been focused on attention to detail." According to the Washington Post, "It rides like a well-crafted station wagon -- exceedingly smooth and comfortable, even over difficult roads." Combined with its pleasing good-looks and what Car and Driver describes as a "fairly extensive" list of standard safety features, it's no wonder that Consumer Guide names the 2007 Saturn Outlook its "Best Buy" and Motor Week claims it's a "Best Crossover Utility."

Although the 2007 Outlook is Saturn's largest and most expensive vehicle, auto writers appear to be generally satisfied with its overall value. According to USA TODAY, "The combination of space, handling, comfort and utility is hard, maybe impossible, to find in any other SUV." Edmunds explains, "It really has a truly useful package, reasonable fuel economy and pleasing dynamics at a realistic price." Meanwhile, IntelliChoice gives the Outlook a rating of "average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.

The 2007 Saturn Outlook is available in two trims: the base XE and the XR. Both trims are available in front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) versions.

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