Compare 2009 Pontiac Torrent vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Pontiac Torrent
2009 Saturn VUE
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 17 24 $23,454 $24,820
AWD 4-Door 17 24 $25,340 $26,815
FWD 4-Door GXP 17 24 $27,801 $29,420
AWD 4-Door GXP 16 24 $29,687 $31,415
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FWD 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,454
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,820
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 106.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 56.4
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 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.7 x 1.14
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 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 40.0
Steering Type
Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG QKG
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG QKG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 3664
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
LNJ LE5
Displacement
3.4L/204 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/ manual shift mode NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 1.63
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Torrent Saturn VUE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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