Saturn Outlook XR Vs. XE

by Alex Howard

The Saturn Outlook crossover SUV is available in two trim lines: the base XE and the upgraded XR.


Both trim lines feature a 3.6-liter V6 engine, according to's review of the 2009 model. The XE rates at 281 horsepower, and the XR features 288, thanks to its dual exhaust, according to Edmunds.

Drive Wheels

Both the XE and XR trims are available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive, according to Edmunds.


According to a Kelley Blue Book review of the 2009 model, the Outlook XE has metallic trim inside, while the XR features faux wood. Leather seats are standard in the XR, notes.

XR Features

The standard features on the XR trim line include roof rails, fog lights and a power driver's seat, according to Edmunds.

Further Upgrades

Both models can be purchased with additional options, such as a rear entertainment system, a front license plate bracket and remote ignition, according to

About the Author

Alex Howard, based in New England, has been a professional writer and editor for nearly a decade. He holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and history, and has been published in newspapers in Philadelphia, New York and Boston.