All-wheel drive capability distinguishes the 2006 Pontiac Torrent AWD SUV from its front-wheel drive sibling. This new SUV from Pontiac has two rows of seating, with the rear row split-folding flat for extra cargo room. They also move forward and back if you want more legroom or more storage space. The 2006 Torrent AWD comes with a 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 5-speed automatic. ABS brakes are standard, as are dual front airbags. Side bags are optional. Daytime running lights, fog lights, and halogen headlamps are also standard.
The 2006 Torrent AWD is not overly luxurious, but it comes with conveniences such as power windows, mirrors, and locks, keyless entry, remote liftgate, tachometer, CD player, and intermittent front and rear wipers. A rear spoiler, front air dam, and 16-inch tires are standard as well. Options give you a CD-changer with MP3 compatibility, satellite radio, roof rails, cargo net, splash guards, heated leather seats with a power driver's seat, a sunroof, 17-inch wheels, and a towing package to help tow up to 3500 pounds. Owners of the 2006 Torrent AWD say it has good power, is quiet and comfortable, gets good gas mileage, and is very roomy. Common complaints mention the awkward location of the parking brake and the bland interior.