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2008 Saturn Outlook Trims

XE

Avg. Price: $13,352

The Outlook XE comes standard with full power accessories, heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning with rear controls, GM's OnStar service, an MP3/CD player, satellite radio and 18-inch alloy wheels. Most of the luxury options are reserved for the XR trim, but XE buyers may add a sunroof and xenon headlamps.

The XE houses a 3.6 liter V6, which provides 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels through a six speed automatic transmission.

XE AWD

Avg. Price: $13,531

Standard features on the XE include full power accessories, heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning with rear controls, OnStar, an MP3-compatible CD player,satellite radio and 18-inch alloy wheels. Options on this lower level trim include a sunroof and xenon headlamps.

All Outlook models are equipped with a 3.6 liter V6 power plant, but the XE had a bit less power than the upper level XR. The V6 generates 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque here, and power is routed to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the AWD model is estimated 16/22 mpg.

XR

Avg. Price: $14,833

The Saturn Outlook's XR trim gains several additional comfort, convenience and luxury features. Upgrades include dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, roof rails, fog lamps, a power seat for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls, wood-grain interior trim, a trip computer and a garage door opener.

The XR options list is also more comprehensive, and buyers may add 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, a power liftgate, a rear DVD entertainment system and a navigation system. There are several additional audio upgrades to choose from.

The XR uses the same V6 as the XE, but a dual exhaust system bumps horsepower from 270 to 275, and torque from 248 to 251 pound-feet. Fuel economy is estimated 16/24 mpg.

XR AWD

Avg. Price: $15,612

The XR Outlook models add dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, roof rails, fog lamps, a power seat for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls, wood-grain interior trim, a trip computer and a garage door opener.

This upper level trim is also eligible for a greater selection of options, including a premium audio system. 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, a power liftgate, a rear DVD entertainment system and a navigation system.

The all-wheel drive XR will lose a bit of fuel efficiency on the highway, down from 24 to 22 mpg. The XR's dual exhaust system will offer slightly more power than the XE, increasing horsepower from 270 to 275, and torque from 248 to 251 pound-feet.