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2009 Pontiac Torrent 2009 Honda CR-V
Torrent FWD
  • Torrent FWD
  • Torrent AWD
  • Torrent FWD GXP
  • Torrent AWD GXP
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation


MSRP $24,820 $21,245  
Invoice $23,455 $19,778
Avg. Paid $10,531 $11,915

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.6  
Critics' Rating 7.1 9.1
Performance 7.0 8.3
Interior 7.3 8.3
Operating Cost 7.5 8.0
Safety 8.7 9.4
Reliability 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior with adjustable rear seats
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Subpar driving dynamics
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.4L/204 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 5 Door  


Wheelbase(in) 112.5 103.1  
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 177.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3389  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.4 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.6 72.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.2 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 3800 161 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 41.8 37.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.3


Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent  
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm Multi-link


Automatic Standard Standard  
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard