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Pontiac Torrent Model Overview

Pontiac Torrent Questions


Fog Lamps Stay On

My Fog lamps stay on. If I keep pressing button they go off but come back on again by themselves. I have tried pulling the fuses but they still stay on! I also had a little smoke coming from fuse b...

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Avg. Econ. Dispmay

I have a 2008 Torrent. After my car sits more than 24 hours, the Avg. Econ. display resets itself to 0. The rest of the displays stay the same (avg mileage, trip mil., etc). I have checked the m...

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What Would Be The Problem With A 2008 Pontiac Torrent When She Don't Speed ...

The car don't speed up and almost stops when you press on gas...

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Where Is The Thermostat Located In My 2008 Torrent 3.4l

I am not sure where the thermostat is located on my engine and google and youtube have nothing on this subject

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We just purchased an 09 Pontiac Torrent. We are having trouble reading the speedometer. To drive 80 km/hr where should the needle point to?

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About the Pontiac Torrent

Having tried its hand at a crossover vehicle with the poorly received Aztek, Pontiac goes whole hog and introduces its first ever SUV, the Pontiac Torrent.  The Torrent is still a compact crossover SUV, however, retaining a sporty car-like feel and sports suspension at an affordable price, while still offering many of the versatile features of a full-blown SUV.
Sharing a platform and powertrain with the Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac dresses up its front and rear ends with its own unique styling.  The Torrent features a 3.4-liter V6 and 5-speed automatic transmission.  It comes in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and offers a lot of cargo carrying options with its split-fold front and rear seats.  The back seats also move forward and back to increase the cargo space or legroom accordingly.  Though it's  termed a compact, there is generous passenger room.  Its compact size makes it more lightweight than most SUVs and even most crossovers, and it boasts an 18/25 fuel economy.  That may not bowl you over, but for a car of its size, loaded with as many features as it has, it's fairly impressive.
Power locks and windows, ABS brakes, a luggage rack, cargo compartments, fog lights, and keyless entry are all standard on the Torrent, though there are plenty of option packages to make your drive as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible.  In 2007, the Torrent added more safety features, including an anti-rollover sensor and Stabilitrak.
For 2008, it looks like Pontiac is going to release a much anticipated Torrent GXP, a sleeker, sportier version powered by a 265-hp V6 engine.