As far as people movers of the 5,000-pound, eight-passenger variety are concerned, the 2009 Saturn Outlook ranks among the most satisfying we've driven. Merging onto the highway, the 281-horsepower V6...
... and smooth-shifting, six-speed automatic combine to deliver quiet and confident acceleration. Once at speed, the Outlook rides as smoothly as a large
sedan while remaining controlled and responsive. On our longest drives we found the seats especially comfortable. Navigating intersections and parking lots is also pleasant, thanks in part to excellent steering and brake feel. Our biggest grumble – and it's a small one – is that the economy-tuned transmission can be reluctant to shift to the lower gears when you need a little extra acceleration.