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2008 Saturn Outlook review and picture


The 2008 Saturn Outlook is your standard offering from a reliable sports utility vehicle manufacturer. It has practically everything you need in a practical, easy to use vehicle, but never has anything that makes you say ‘wow’. It’s ride is calming, but not entertaining; it offers comfort and room, but only adequately with its somewhat cramped third row option; and it does have plenty of options for any kind of user.

The Good:

  • rides without bumps
  • easy to get to any part of the car
  • spacious
  • tows more than usual

The Bad:

  • tiny buttons on the dash
  • transmission slow to downshift

The 2008 Saturn Outlook came out last year to good reviews, and has since then proved itself on America’s highways and city streets. It has yet to meet the test of durability, but it’s likely it will once time passes enough for users to see. For the 2008 model year, not much time has passed for significant changes to be made, but some little ones have been, such as a new standard satellite radio and a rearview camera for backing up.

A full sized crossover SUV, the 2008 Saturn Outlook comes in two trim levels and fits seven or eight people. The base trim, the XE, comes with the following features standard:

  • OnStar
  • AC
  • full power accessories
  • satellite radio
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • MP3 compatible CD player

Then there is the top of the line XR, which adds:

  • 19 inch wheels
  • xenon headlights
  • dual pane sunroof
  • power liftgate
  • remote ignition
  • foglights
  • leather wrapped steering wheel
  • automatic dual zone climate control
  • auto dimming rearview mirror
  • trip computer

The 2008 Saturn Outlook did very well on government crash tests, taking a five star our of five stars score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for frontal impact and side impact crash tests. It comes with plenty of safety features standard, such as antilock disc breaks, electronic stability control, rollover sensor, and full length side curtain airbags.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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