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Optional Optional
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2009 Saturn Outlook 2009 Chevrolet Traverse 2009 Honda Pilot
     
XE Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE All-Wheel Drive
  • XR Front-Wheel Drive
  • XR All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $30,625 $29,215 $27,695
Invoice $29,400 $27,608 $25,101
Avg. Paid $11,749 $13,921 $13,601

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.5 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.9 8.8
Performance 8.4 8.5 8.1
Interior 8.3 8.5 7.5
Operating Cost 7.4 7.4 7.5
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.4
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great ride and handling for an eight-seat SUV
  • Large cargo capacity
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Tons of cargo and passenger space
  • Great safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Sluggish transmission
  • Can’t tow or travel off-road like a traditional SUV
  • Some interior quality complaints
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 118.9 109.2
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 205.0 190.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 78.4 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 70.4 71.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Fixed Sunroof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4702 4790 4319

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 8 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 154 153.1 153.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 62.0 61.5
Front Hip Room (in) 58.0 59.1 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.4 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 61.3 62.2
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 57.8 56.9
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.2 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 115.9 117.9 87.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 68.6 68.3 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.1 26.1 18.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.6L/220 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 6300 281 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 3300 266 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.4 40.4 38.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.0 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Ride & Handling Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Ride & Handling Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard