Used 2007 Pontiac Torrent SUV
Pontiac Torrent SUV
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2007 Pontiac Torrent KBB Expert Review
As a division trying to re-establish its performance car credentials, Pontiac's decision to add the Torrent SUV to its line may, at first glance, seem a bit off the mark. But given the public's appetite for smaller, more fuel-efficient SUVs and Pontiac's new-found knack for creating vibrant and youthful vehicles, the Torrent's creation seems a logical approach to winning over younger buyers. Although the Torrent isn't really all-new (it shares its platform with the Saturn VUE and Chevrolet Equinox), it does offer a handsome and sporty exterior, a roomy interior with an adjustable rear seat, a standard V6 engine and the option of all-wheel drive.
You'll Like This Car If...
When it comes to solid construction, Pontiac's Torrent reaches above the domestic SUV norm while delivering ample passenger space in front and rear. Buyers who wish to customize their Torrents can obtain a fair number of accessories in addition to factory-installed options.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're looking for an SUV that stands out from the pack, the Torrent's attractive shape barely pokes its head past the average mark. Some controls are not as logically laid-out as they might be, and the vehicle isn't so different from its Equinox and VUE cousins in performance, handling or ride quality.
What's New for 2007
The Torrent receives a number of new features, including four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), a rear spoiler, StabiliTrak stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. New options include upgraded audio with DVD entertainment, navigation, remote start and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Generally friendly and inviting, the quiet-running Torrent is easy to drive and stays on course easily. Body lean through curves is less than some rivals, but not absent. All told, the Torrent feels a touch more tightly-crafted and capable than its GM mates. Handling trails import-brand level, but it's a cut above many domestic SUVs. The ride is a little better controlled than some, yielding a reasonably comfortable around-town experience. Acceleration for passing and merging is satisfactory, but on the mild side. Well-behaved most of the time, the automatic transmission is tarnished by an occasional "clunk" while downshifting at low speed.
Sliding Rear Seat
All you do is lift the long bar that runs along the front of the seat, and it slides forward and back to create more passenger legroom - or alternatively, more space for cargo.
Big Interior Space
This is classed as a "small" SUV, but the interior space puts many imports to shame.
With room for five passengers, the Torrent has a fold-flat front passenger seat that accommodates long items. The "multi-flex" 60/40 split rear bench seat adjusts fore and aft and also reclines. The Torrent is one of the easier SUVs to enter, and the backseat provides ample leg space even in its farthest-forward position. The generously supportive and comfortable seats, however, are nearly devoid of side bolstering. Pontiac's new Solstice Roadster provides the steering wheel's design, and the distinctively-colored instruments have Pontiac's "signature" red backlighting, which makes it easier to read them at night than in daylight.
GM marketers promote the Torrent's "European-inspired" design, complemented by traditional Pontiac styling such as its familiar twin-port grilles. Pontiac claims the widest door openings in its segment to ease entry and exit, and the rear liftgate's defogger and wiper/washer aids with visibility. Sixteen-inch tires, a sport-tuned suspension, electrically-assisted power steering and wide (61.8-inch) track dimensions help with stability. Ground clearance approaches eight inches, with cleated skid plates and short front and rear overhangs to assure favorable approach and departure angles. Despite these heavy-duty features, the Torrent isn't intended for serious off-pavement treks.
Notable Standard Equipment
Every Torrent features a 3.4-liter V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, manual air conditioning, power windows and locks with remote keyless entry, tilt steering, a six-speaker CD stereo, daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, StabiliTrak stability control, a tire pressure monitoring system, 20-setting driver information center, roof rails and bodyside moldings. Front-wheel-drive models come with standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and traction control.
Notable Optional Equipment
Roof-rail side-curtain airbags are optional, and a multi-position adjustable rear package shelf may be installed. Additional options include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats (with either cloth or leather upholstery), a power driver's seat, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a moonroof, steering wheel-mounted radio controls, DVD navigation, remote starter and a CD/MP3 stereo with six-CD changer. GM's OnStar communications system and XM Satellite Radio also are available. GM's Accessories division can supply 19 extra items to suit owners who crave a custom look.
Under the Hood
While the 3.4-liter V6 powering the Torrent is far from a cutting edge design, it has more than enough horsepower and torque to provide a nice balance between good acceleration and reasonable fuel economy. The all-wheel-drive system doesn't seem to change the performance much. Pontiac's adaptive five-speed automatic transmission delivers near seamless shifts and its fifth gear helps maximize fuel consumption at highway speeds.
185 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
210 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 (FWD), 19/25 (AWD)
The front-wheel-drive Torrent has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,680, while the all-wheel-drive model has an MSRP of $24,180. To avoid paying too much for your Torrent, be sure to compare pricing with the Fair Purchase Price, which shows what others in your area are paying for their vehicles. The Torrent is expected to retain its value on par with other domestic vehicles in its class, but should likely trail the top Japanese imports, holding onto only 38 percent of its value after 60 months.
Pontiac Torrent Consumer Reviews
February 06, 2018
Very satisfied owner
I purchased this vehicle off of a lease in 2008 and it has been a great vehicle. The ride is firm and handling is very good with very...
May 30, 2017
Served me well for 10 years
Bought my Torrent used with 12K miles on it from a dealer in December 06. Never once had an engine problem. Has served me well for 10...
March 18, 2016
this is the second Torrent i purchased. sharp !!!
This crossover was the most sporty,and comfortable car iv bought. I had NO issues and performed like a champ. always dependable. I just...
January 12, 2016
Best SUV around
Love this SUV very roomy, reliable , comfortable, and would probably buy another one ! great on gas!!!
July 18, 2015
An all around good car
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...
May 16, 2015
If they still made them,I would probably buy again
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....
December 06, 2014
most reliable, great driving dynamics
no regrets owing this vehicle for 7 yrs
November 08, 2014
Don't know why I would trade
June 27, 2014
GREAT HI-PREFORMMANCE SUV
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...
May 30, 2014
For ease of getting in and out of, good comfort
comfortable on long trip, up to 24 mpg on highway, 17/18 around town good vision, lots of leg room in back and front good cargo space....