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2006 Pontiac Torrent

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2006 Pontiac Torrent Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 266 Ratings for the 2006 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Unrefined and uninspiring transportation.

By on Monday, August 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 203,420

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Better looking than the '08 Chevy Equinox!"

Cons: "Too many to list here."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"For an SUV that supposedly comes from GM's performance division, there is nothing sporty about this car's driving dynamics. At least the styling is slightly better than that of it's (nearly identical) corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Equinox. The interior noise is far too loud - why didn't Pontiac include a cargo cover/shelf? The engine's 180 HP and 201 ft/lb torque (from a 3.4L V-6 no less) are simply an embarrassment and don't get me started on the fuel economy. Ride quality is poor due in large part to incredibly stiff springs. How many buyers of SUVs actually take them off-road? Very few. So why, GM, did you seemingly engineer the suspension for the Paris-Dakkar rally? Thankfully this vehicle is a stop gap car for me. When the transmission on our 2001 Honda Odyssey failed earlier this year, I needed something to get me through the summer. (Oh how I miss Honda's smooth, powerful and fuel efficient 3.5L V-6!!). I can't wait to trade this beast in on a Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai or Toyota while it still has trade-in value left."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

An all around good car

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Driving, smooth, safe, mid size, well built"

Cons: "technical errors, MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Awesome for both highway and city driving with just the right amount of room for those people trying to decide on a smaller or bigger car. The vehicle is now up to 197000 miles and nothing major has broken on it yet. The only downside is the StabilTrak system lights flashing and the tire pressure system usually is not working but that can be easily overlooked to how well the car drives and its reliability mechanically. The only complete downside to the car is its MPG compared to todays cars, with it getting about 116 city and 20 highway, which was not bad at all in 2007."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

like riding in my easy chair!

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,200

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "comfort ride, great gas mileage"

Cons: "not good on hills covered with snow."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I love this car and that is why I have kept it this long. The only complaint that I have is that it does not handle snow very well especially more than 3+". Love the comfort and the ride. Enough room for me to work out of. Would probably buy another one if they were still available."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

If they still made them,I would probably buy again

By on Saturday, May 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I really like the hight of the seating. Just slide in and out. Love the way the steering handles.Take curves and corners with ease. Never got stuck anywhere.Has gumption. Press on the gas and it goes! The only thing that I didn't like was the way the windsheild was put in. Hard to get the snow cleared."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

GREAT HI-PREFORMMANCE SUV

By on Friday, June 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good power and reliable transportation"

Cons: "AC default setting, limited movement in tilt steer"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Car is a good value but would look better without the roof rack that came standard on that model The FAKE air scoop on the hood is a moisture and dirt magnet"

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

fair vehicle

By on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"This vehicle was a great addition up to about 1 year ago. Since then, I continue to burn oil, have had to have the power steering module replaced and have over heating issues."

7 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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