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2009 Pontiac Torrent 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 2009 Toyota RAV4
     
Torrent FWD
  • Torrent FWD
  • Torrent AWD
  • Torrent FWD GXP
  • Torrent AWD GXP
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)

Prices

MSRP $24,820 $24,315 $21,500
Invoice $23,455 $22,978 $20,103
Avg. Paid $10,531 $10,467 $11,825

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.1 7.5 8.9
Performance 7.0 7.6 8.2
Interior 7.3 8.0 7.5
Operating Cost 7.5 7.5 7.9
Safety 8.7 8.7 9.2
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior with adjustable rear seats
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Subpar driving dynamics
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.4L/204 Gas V6 3.4L/209 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.5 112.5 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 188.8 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.4 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 69.3 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3660 3360

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.4 106.4 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.7 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 51.1 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 40.1 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 51.3 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.6 67.1 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.2 35.7 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.4L/204 3.4L/209 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 5200 185 @ 5200 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 3800 210 @ 3800 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.8 41.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.0 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut-type MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing arm Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/coil springs & trailering arm w/Coil Springs coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.