Saturn Outlook

The Outlook can amazingly seat eight in a three-row setting. In fact, in looking at the model from the outside, this would seem unimaginable. Anyhow, the Saturn Outlook is a premium mid-size crossover SUV that debuted at the New York International Auto Show. The Outlook is built upon the new General Motors' Lambda platform, which it also shares with the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave. To fit all those people, the front row consists of two bucket seats, and the second row is available as either a 60/40 split-folding three-passenger bench seat or two individual captain chairs. The third row is a 60/40 split-folding three-passenger bench seat. Saturn definitely maximized the interior space on this model. Further, the Outlook features the lowest sticker price among GM's Lambda crossover SUVs making it a great option for larger families on a budget. Drivers wanting to take a look at where the magic happens need to head to the Delta Township Assembly plant near Lansing, Michigan which is where the Outlook, along with the other Lambda-based vehicles are manufactured. The first pre-production Outlook rolled off the assembly line at the Delta Township plant on May 24, 2006. In the press release accompanying the Outlook's launch, the SmartSlide second row was extremely showcased. If the third seat is folded, this allows for expansion of the cargo area, which is a great feature. The system also allows for an adjustment of the middle seat to change the spacing between the second and third-row seats for more legroom for those tall and leggy passengers. Sadly, things turned sour and in December 2006, all sales of the first batch of the Outlook were temporarily halted due to the engine mount not having holes drilled to release accumulated water. However, Saturn being the comeback kid, sales resumed within days of the notice.