July 19, 2007

Saturn Outlook ranks tops among domestic SUVs with Consumer Reports

2007 Saturn Outlook
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Yonkers, New York – The new Saturn Outlook has ranked highest among domestic SUVs in Consumer Reports’ recent tests of eight midsize and full-size vehicles. The Outlook posted a “Very Good” overall score and is now ranked in third place, behind the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Honda Pilot, among 18 midsize SUVs that have been tested by the magazine.

Consumer Reports also ranked the Outlook against larger, truck-based SUVs because of its roomy interior and seating for up to eight passengers. Among larger SUVs, the Outlook ranks second only to the Mercedes-Benz GL450.

The Outlook was tested against the Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9, Chrysler Pacifica and Ford Edge. All finished with “Very Good” overall scores, with the Outlook ranking highest, and the Edge near the bottom of the pack.

None of the new vehicles in the test group are recommended, because they are too new for reliability data. The Pacifica has not been reliable enough to be recommended. Consumer Reports only recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least average predicted reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers, and performed at least adequately if crash-tested or included in a government rollover test.

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