2008 Saturn Outlook Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Saturn Outlook - Road Test Specs

2008 Saturn Outlook SUV

(3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2008
StyleXR 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$33,035
Options on test vehicleFlorida/Texas/California Luxury Package ($3,570 ? includes power sunroof with second row skylight, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, all-season tires, dual exhaust with chrome tips, leather first- and second-row seats, heated front seats; minus $1,000 package discount); Touchscreen Navigation with Rearview Camera System ($2,340), Entertainment System ($1,295 ? includes DVD player, two sets of headphones), Convenience Package ($870 ? includes power liftgate, rear park assist, remote start, heated washer fluid), Enhanced Convenience Package ($690 ? includes 8-way power adjustable driver seat with memory, 4-way power adjustable passenger seat with power lumbar, heated power-folding outside mirrors, turn signal, power up/down express driver window, power down express passenger window), Advanced Audio Package ($685 ? includes rear audio controls with headphone jacks, premium sound system, 115 volt power outlet), Trailering Package ($425 ? includes heavy-duty cooling system, factory-installed trailer hitch).
As-tested MSRP$42,280


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564cc (217cu-in)
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)275 @ 6,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)251 @ 3,200
Transmission type6-speed Automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Axle: 3.16:1


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson Struts, and Stabilizer Bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, Multi-Link, and Stabilizer Bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, frontP255/65R18 S
Tire size, rearP255/60R19
Wheel size19 X 7.5
Wheel materialPolished alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.56
0-60 mph (sec.)8.67
0-75 mph (sec.)13.60
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.55 @ 83.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.7
@ Full throttle (dB)79.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsShifts are solid and consistent at 6,700 rpm. Engine pulls hard to redline. Best runs in "D" with some brake torque at launch.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsDecent brake feel and response. Some fade noticeable, but not obtrusive. Distance OK.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Adequate steering feel and response. Doesn't feel as large/heavy as it is. Slalom: Acceptable limits for electronic interference?which can't be turned off. Otherwise, this is a well-mannered, predictable and easy-to-drive crossover.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)N/A
Wind (mph, direction)N/A

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 City/22 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,936
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,067
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.99/45.01
Length (in.)200.7
Width (in.)78.2
Height (in.)72.8
Wheelbase (in.)118.9
Track, front (in.)67.1
Track, rear (in.)67.1
Turning circle (ft.)40.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)36.9
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)33.2
Headroom, front (in.)40.4
Headroom, rear (in.)39.3
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)38.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)61.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)61.1
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)57.8
Seating capacity8
Cargo volume (cu-ft)19.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)117.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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