The Saturn Outlook ranked second behind the Mercedes-Benz GL450 among large SUVs in the latest issue of Consumer Reports that hits newsstands today. The Outlook emerged as one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated SUV models in tests of eight midsize and full-size vehicles for the August issue.
The new Saturn Outlook now ranks as the best SUV from domestic automakers in CR’s ratings. The SUV posted a “Very Good” overall score and coming in third place — behind the top-rated Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Honda Pilot — among the 18 midsize SUVs that have recently been tested by Consumer Reports.
“The Saturn Outlook is the most competitive volume model from General Motors in years,” said David Champion, Senior Director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Connecticut.
The Saturn Outlook XR, with an MSRP of $36,799, powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine that produces 275 horsepower.
The Saturn Outlook and its twin, the GMC Acadia, are new car-based SUVs that are being built on the same platform by General Motors, along with the up-market Buick Enclave, which is due to go on sale later this year.
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