Pontiac Torrent Experts

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Pontiac Torrent Model Overview

Pontiac Torrent Questions

tkman
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Torrent 2006 With A 3.4lv6 Can A 3.6l V6 Engine Be Put In To Replace The 3....

I am seeing some people claim the Seems like the 3.4L v6 is known to have problems like I have like head gaskets leak, etc. The GXP had the 3.6L V6 and people seem to think this was a much better en...

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catbones
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Cluster - Temperature Guage

Hi Anyone had a problem with just the temperature Guage gone crazy? I have mine sometimes working and sometimes it will even go all the way around, almost hitting the needle from the fuel Guage. I'...

1,497 views with 7 answers (last answer about a year ago)
LANGFR
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How Do You Replace The License Plate Light Bulb On A 2008 Poniac Torrent

702 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
Harbud
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Corroded Valve Stems

Anyone else having to replace the factory valve stems on the Torrent/Equinox due to corrosion and resulting air loss? I have replaced two myself already and the dealer replaced them with brass stems....

350 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
rod12345
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How Do You Replace The License Plate Light Bulb On A 2008 Poniac Torrent

794 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

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.