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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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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
2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,454
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,820
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$345 / month
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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. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 103.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.2 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.8 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 37.8
Steering Type Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3389
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LNJ NA
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 1.61
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.79
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.08
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again w/ manual shift mode NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 2.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Honda CR-V
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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