2009 Saturn Outlook Consumer Reviews

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2009 Saturn Outlook
4.2
Average based on 16 reviews
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Great All Around Vehicle

by from Waterford, MI on February 22, 2011

Bought a 2010 Saturn Outlook. Saturn made some in 2010 till about March. I love the interior and exterior styling. Very comfortable and smooth drive. I have the seven passenger vehilce with black leat...
Bought a 2010 Saturn Outlook. Saturn made some in 2010 till about March. I love the interior and exterior styling. Very comfortable and smooth drive. I have the seven passenger vehilce with black leather seating. Very comfortable and rich looking. All of the GM Lambda vehicles (Acadia, Enclave, Traverse, Outlook) had an improvement in the engine acceleration that came out early 2009. Earlier engines had a slight lag when you hit the acceleration. This 2010 drives beautifully. Love the Cocoa color. Plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time. Best bang for your buck compared to the other lambda vehicles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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LOVE THIS SUV!!! It is very classy and IMPRESSIVE

by from Logan,WV on February 27, 2011

My husband and I just bought this suv! We love it! I have three children 5,4, and 2. I put the older ones in the back and the baby(2) rides in the middle. I am really impressed! This is the nicest, be...
My husband and I just bought this suv! We love it! I have three children 5,4, and 2. I put the older ones in the back and the baby(2) rides in the middle. I am really impressed! This is the nicest, best, classiest SUV I have ever had! If you buy one, you WON"T REGRET it!!! We have an 2008 the cocoa exterior with the tan interior. I am just sorry Saturn stop making this car!!! For my family it is what I have always dreamed of and the Acadia is nice but the reviews aren't as good with a higher price tag. This is the BESt for the $. It is everything I could want and more!!!!
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Issues with the engine.

by from on February 13, 2013

I have had the Saturn Outlook 2009 for 3 years, we bought it brand new. The comfort and drive has always been nice. The problem is in the engine....now being a woman I do not understand everything abo...
I have had the Saturn Outlook 2009 for 3 years, we bought it brand new. The comfort and drive has always been nice. The problem is in the engine....now being a woman I do not understand everything about the motor,but the dealer has replaced the "TIMING CHAIN" in the engine TWICE, and there have also been other things they have replaced that I am not familiar with, it has taken multiple trips to the dealer for them to figure out the issues, they have had our vehicle for weeks at a time. Everytime they send it back, the engine light goes on again This vehicle has been in the shop at least 6 times for a week or more....it is just not reliable. The service manager told me "oh yes there are problems with this engine, it is the same engine as the GMC Acadia, and the Chevy Traverse....GM is going to stop putting this engine in autos....so beware if you buy any of these models from 2009 until now 2013. This has been a nightmare for us, and they fix it only to have it go back in the shop again every fe months.... We have had enough and are going to try and trade it in very soon.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Good value for the price

by from Greenville, NC on February 3, 2011

My only regret is in purchasing the XE instead of the XR. Only because we found such a good deal on a 2009 when we were looking at 2007's. I'm missing the creature comforts and luxury. The cloth inter...
My only regret is in purchasing the XE instead of the XR. Only because we found such a good deal on a 2009 when we were looking at 2007's. I'm missing the creature comforts and luxury. The cloth interior is terrible, and in the light gray (like we have), it shows every little speck of dirt and water stains from drops from a water bottle. Other than that, we love it. The engine gives it enough pep to pass nearly anyone and getting on a freeway entrance ramp a breeze. The transmission is touchy and jerky and takes some getting used to, at first it feels like your shifting a standard. The back seat is roomy enough for my 6'6'' husband, and the space behind the 3rd row holds an impressive amount of groceries - although you will definitely need a cargo net unless you like all your belongings falling out on the driveway when you get home!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Very Satisfied

by from Walpole, MA on January 29, 2010

We bought this vehicle as a 2009 Saturn XE AWD with 14K on it. We love it. We went from a minivan to this. It has almost the same room for our 3 kids. It's comfortable, stylish, roomy, and appealing. ...
We bought this vehicle as a 2009 Saturn XE AWD with 14K on it. We love it. We went from a minivan to this. It has almost the same room for our 3 kids. It's comfortable, stylish, roomy, and appealing. I have a 2008 Lexus ES 350 but everyone wants to ride in the Outlook. My only disappointment is that Saturn is closing since I have heard that many recent Saturn Vue and Outlook owners are really happy with their vehicles. I drove this vehicle home to Walpole, Mass from Maryland and it was a very pleasant riding experience. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.
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Great Car

by from Ohio on June 9, 2010

Really nice car, very big, but does not feel like it. Plenty of room inside. Good visibility. Awesome interior!
Really nice car, very big, but does not feel like it. Plenty of room inside. Good visibility. Awesome interior!
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EXCEPTIONAL VALUE !

by from Akron, Ohio on April 23, 2010

I bought a 2009 Saturn Outlook XR with AWD used with 20k miles. Back two rows of seats fold easily and give a huge cargo area. The Outlook has more USEABLE space than our Caddy Escalade, and I easily ...
I bought a 2009 Saturn Outlook XR with AWD used with 20k miles. Back two rows of seats fold easily and give a huge cargo area. The Outlook has more USEABLE space than our Caddy Escalade, and I easily get 26mpg on the highway!! The 6 cylinder engine is easy on gas and all you need if you do not plan to tow. Leather seats heat quickly and the rear passenger heat & air works super. The Outlook gets as good gas mileage on the highway as our Toyota Highlander Hybrid and we actually feel like the Outlook is a more substantial better made vehicle. We LOVE our Saturn Outlook!!
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Purchased a used car

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Outlook Vs Acadia

by from Staten Island, NY on June 11, 2012

We were in the market for an SUV that seats 7 or 8. my wife fell in love with the GMC Acadia. We looked everywhere for a certified per own with less then 30,000 miles. One day was saw the Outlook and ...
We were in the market for an SUV that seats 7 or 8. my wife fell in love with the GMC Acadia. We looked everywhere for a certified per own with less then 30,000 miles. One day was saw the Outlook and did a double take thinking it was an Acadia. I then began my serch for the Saturn Outlook and found one in PA. My wife at first was not into the outlook, her mind was set on the Acadia. I took her to PA to see the Outlook and she then fell in love with it. I have it for three weeks and love it. My Saturn is fully loaded with the Tri-coat paint.
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Bad Transmission & Engine Reliability

by from Troy, MI on November 21, 2014

I bought my 2009 Saturn Outlook new in Dec. 2008, so I have driven it for 6 years now - has 81K miles. Two months ago I had to have the transmission rebuilt and now it is back into the GM dealer for e...
I bought my 2009 Saturn Outlook new in Dec. 2008, so I have driven it for 6 years now - has 81K miles. Two months ago I had to have the transmission rebuilt and now it is back into the GM dealer for engine problems - ignition coils bad. This car has been back to the dealer more times than any car I have ever owned. It's too bad that the engine and trans. are not reliable because I love this car. Great to drive and lot's of room, very comfortable for adults even in the 3rd row. But I would not buy another one because of the issues.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Sharp vehicle!

by from Atlanta GA on May 3, 2010

Switching from a Town & Country minivan, I really miss the extra room as Chrysler had storage all over the place and GM seems to have wasted perfect places to add storage but did not. But this ain't n...
Switching from a Town & Country minivan, I really miss the extra room as Chrysler had storage all over the place and GM seems to have wasted perfect places to add storage but did not. But this ain't no minivan! Great vehicle though. EPA MPG is a crock as is the case on ALL vehicles. Averaging about 19MPG but I drive too fast. Spunky engine, great horsepower. Worried about the sunroof cover NOT blocking UV rays as it is fabric and not solid. Woodgrain trim very nice.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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