What it is
The 2007 Saturn Outlook debuted at the 2006 New York Auto Show, a crossover suv able to seat up to eight passengers. Yep, that’s right: eight. See, this is actually a full-size SUV, even though it’s designed to compete against vehicles like the Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander. With 116.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third-row seats folded down, how could it be anything but a full-sizer?
Representative of Saturn’s emerging corporate look, the 2007 Outlook features a bold and bright grille, projector beam headlights with jeweled reflectors, chrome-accented taillights that resemble those on the Sky roadster, chrome-trimmed door handles for an upscale look, and standard 18-inch wheels. Inside, Saturn’s effort to make the 2007 Outlook feel roomy with great outward visibility appears successful, and the materials used to construct that cabin are of much higher quality than you’re accustomed to seeing in a Saturn.
Why it matters
What’s under the hood
Available features on the 2007 Saturn Outlook include leather upholstery, a DVD navigation system, and a DVD entertainment system with rear input jacks and a 110-volt outlet. You can also get an ultrasonic parking assist system, a power liftgate, remote vehicle starting, and a heated washer fluid reservoir. In terms of safety equipment, the Outlook comes with standard dual-stage front, front side impact, and side curtain airbags for all three rows; GM’s rollover sensing system keeps the airbags inflated longer in that kind of wreck. And if you do have an accident, the Outlook includes OnStar communications with a free one-year Safe and Sound plan that features Advanced Automatic Crash Notification when the airbags deploy to help get rescue teams to you sooner.
What we think
Photos by Ron Perry and courtesy of General Motors