2009 Pontiac Torrent Overview
“The key selling point for 2009 Pontiac Torrent is undeniably its spacious interior.”
The 2009 Pontiac Torrent provides a spacious interior and is powered by V6 engine; however it
can’t relatively stack up against several other 2009 compact SUV’s which have better reliability
ratings, safety scores and perform ace. When it was newly introduced in the market, most of
the reviewers agreed that it is a mediocre SUV. The 2009 Pontiac Torrent though has adequate
power, but most of the reviewers thought that it is significantly less inspiring, with sluggish,
numb steering and noisy rough ride.
The key selling point for 2009 Pontiac Torrent is undeniably its spacious interior. Torrent’s
seats are supportive and utmost comfortable, with plenty of head as well as legroom. The rear
seats of the model recline and slide backward and forward, enhancing either legroom or cargo
space. The model has abundant cargo space. Styling is another vital reason that buyers might
be fascinated to this Torrent; its styling is slightly slab-sided and has a stubby front end.
The five-passenger 2009 Torrent boasts a standard 185 hp, V6 engine with 3.4 liter capacity.
However it is the 3.6 liter, 264 hp, and DOHC V6 engine in the GXP edition which factually
makes the Torrent to prosper. The GXP package that is available in all-wheel and front-wheel
drive also includes the standard six-speed type automatic transmission along with tap up and
tap down non-automatic shift control, refined 18-inch rims along with 50 series performance
tires of Goodyear Eagle RS-A type. It also comprises a unique hood along with twin pressed-in
aero scoops, and dual exhaust tips protruding out of its rear valance and fog lamps of projector
style leading the front. The suspensions have been turned and lowered to be firmer in this
model. The Torrent GXP attains 60mph from a stop in around 6.9 seconds along with its front-
The Torrent’s interior has excellent design, but poor in its execution. It is highly spacious,
versatile, well organized and even family-friendly. There is a dearth of third-row seat and the
torrent is very roomy, in the backseat as well. The controls for radio and A/C systems are simple
and efficient with its rotary-style knobs which can be operated easily. The dashboard is swell
and not as polished looking and rich as some of its competitors. Base version of Pontiac Torrent
comes with a little more than what usually is expected from the small size SUV, such as cruise
control, keyless entry, sound system with six-speaker. The GXP includes the heated front seats
and GXP specific interior and exterior trim.