Pontiac Torrent Models and Torrent History

The Torrent was introduced in 2006 by Pontiac, offering a new crossover SUV that utilized the Chevrolet Equinox platform. The 2007 Torrent got new four-wheel disc brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system and a stability control system, introduced as standard equipment. The new GXP trim was introduced in 2008, and featured a beefy V6 engine that was rated at 264 horsepower. A revamped suspension system and basic equipment revisions were also made. In 2009, side curtain airbags, satellite radio and a new digital compass were added as standard features, with optional Bluetooth integration.

New and Used Torrent Prices, Pontiac Torrent Model Years and History

Larger than a compact SUV but smaller than a traditional one, the 2009 Pontiac Torrent is considered just the right size, accentuated by plenty of features and options.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2008 Pontiac Torrent is a five-passenger crossover that is available with FWD or AWD and includes electronic stability control as part of the standard safety equipment.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A crossover SUV with seating for five, the 2007 Pontiac Torrent is available with FWD or AWD, is powered by a 185 3.4L V6, and now features a stability control system.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 2.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 3.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

A brand-new crossover SUV that seats five-passengers, the 2006 Pontiac Torrent is powered by a 3.4L V6 and is available with AWD or FWD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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