Pontiac Torrent

2009 Pontiac Torrent

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  • (4.2) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,872$12,028
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 1-5
2009 Pontiac Torrent

Our Take on the 2009 Pontiac Torrent

Available in base and performance-oriented GXP trim levels, the five-seat Torrent compact SUV comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of V-6 engines. The Pontiac Torrent is closely related to the Chevrolet Equinox. The Torrent's competition is the Ford Escape, Jeep Liberty and Toy... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated interior
  • Poor steering response
  • No side-impact crash test

Notable Features

  • 264-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (GXP)
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Electronic trailer sway control
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard side curtain airbags

2009 Pontiac Torrent Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 6 reviews

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Really like my decision

by ellbowl from Eau Claire WI on December 12, 2012

Did a lot of research off other reviews and really like my decision. Am glad that I was able to find this vehicle a short distance from my home location.

4 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Pontiac Torrent Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Pontiac Torrent.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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