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2009 Saturn Outlook 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Highlander
     
XE Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE Front-Wheel Drive
  • XE All-Wheel Drive
  • XR Front-Wheel Drive
  • XR All-Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $30,625 $34,700 $27,600
Invoice $29,400 $31,577 $24,840
Avg. Paid $11,749 $18,443 $15,930

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.9 8.8
Performance 8.4 8.5 7.8
Interior 8.3 8.0 8.1
Operating Cost 7.5 8.1 7.8
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.2
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great ride and handling for an eight-seat SUV
  • Large cargo capacity
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Sluggish transmission
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 109.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 188.4 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 75.2 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 68.1 68.1

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4702 4508 3979

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 154 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 58.0 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 115.9 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 68.6 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.1 10.3

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 6300 209 @ 5600 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 3300 212 @ 3600 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.4 39.0 38.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 17.2 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Ride & Handling MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Ride & Handling Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard