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Compare 2009 Pontiac Torrent vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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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 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,454
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,820
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$358 / 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 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 108.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.2 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 73.0
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.8 11.2 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 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QKG NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 166 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LNJ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/ manual shift mode NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 2.20
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Toyota RAV4
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double-wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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