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The all-new 2006 Pontiac Torrent is the biggest of the compact SUVs. Based on a car chassis, the Torrent offers...

2006 Pontiac Torrent Model Comparison

Base Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $23,205.00 $27,865.00 $31,290.00
Destination $590.00 $625.00 $700.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.4L V6 3.5L V6 6.0L V8
Horsepower 185 @ 5200 RPM 201 @ 5600 RPM 400 @ 5200 RPM
Torque 210 @ 3800 RPM 222 @ 3200 RPM 400 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 2 2 2
Displacement (cc) 3350 3498 5970
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.3 3.7 X 3.3 4.0 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.8:1 10.9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 21 16
Highway (mpg) 23 29 21

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3776.5 3818.4 3725.8
Wheelbase (in.) 112.5 112.3 109.8
Length (in.) 188.8 189.1 189.8
Width (in.) 71.4 70.6 72.5
Height (in.) 69.3 56.7 54.9
Track Front (in.) 61.6 60.0 61.8
Track Rear (in.) 61.8 60.9 62.1
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.0 N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 40.9 38.4 37.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 40.1 36.1 37.3
Front Legroom (in.) 41.2 42.2 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 40.2 34.2 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.7 54.0 59.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.9 44.8 51.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.1 52.6 58.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.3 45.8 50.2

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 106.4 90.1 91.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link trailing
Tires 235/65R16 225/50R18 245/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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