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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 17 24 $23,454 $24,820
FWD 4-Door GXP 17 24 $27,801 $29,420
AWD 4-Door 17 24 $25,340 $26,815
AWD 4-Door GXP 16 24 $29,687 $31,415
FWD 4-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,454
$19,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,820
$20,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$349 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line While the GXP edition of 2009 Pontiac Torrent is the pick of the line, plenty of other vehicles in the segment are more refined and more modern. As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 33.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 125.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 53.8
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 192.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.6
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 113.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.2 37.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 67.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.8 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 38.5
Steering Type Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QKG TRD
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code QKG TRD
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3692
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 173 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LNJ ED3
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45 up/1.57 down
Trans Description Cont. Again w/ manual shift mode NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 1.57
Trans Order Code MX0 DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 4.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Dodge Journey
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
 
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