For 2009, head-curtain airbags and satellite radio are now standard on the 2009 Pontiac Torrent, and Bluetooth is optional. A well-equipped midsize crossover SUV, the Torrent is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and is powered by a 3.4L V6 engine generating 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. Also available is the Torrent GXP 3.6L V6 engine with 264 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Torrent achieves 17 mph city/24 mpg hwy, but GXP all-wheel drive trims get one less mpg in the city. Pontiac Torrent photos includes 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power accessories and a CD/MP3 player. Standard safety features include stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, and a full array of airbags. Pontiac Torrent photos display the interior space that accommodates five passengers comfortably, plus a generous number of features to complement a stylish, distinctive exterior.Read more Read less
For the 2009 Pontiac Torrent, XM satellite radio and a digital compass in the Driver Information Center are standard on all models, as are dual-stage frontal and head curtain side-impact air bags. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity is now available.
Roomy rear seat; available all-wheel drive; competitive pricing.
The 2009 Pontiac Torrent gains advantage over other crossover vehicles by offering more room per dollar. The spacious rear makes carrying five adults a real possibility, and the potential cargo-carrying capacity is generous. The Torrent also received five stars in NHTSA's frontal and side crash tests.