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The Most Common Pontiac Torrent Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Pontiac Torrent. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Torrent

The US market has long been dominated by the SUV, with countless drivers aspiring to one day move from their compact or sedan into a larger, more comfortable SUV model. One of the many SUVs competing in the difficult mid-2000s market was the Pontiac Torrent, which unfortunately only enjoyed a short production life from 2006 to 2009, after which General Motors closed its Pontiac Division.

The Pontiac Torrent was launched for the 2006 model year, where it came in three different trim levels: Base, GT, and GXP. Two powertrains were offered with the Torrent, namely a 3.4-liter and 3.6-liter engine with variable valve timing. The latter was reserved for the GXP, and was a V6 delivering up to 264hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The smaller 3.4-liter engine was also a V6, but only gave up to 185hp and 210 lb-ft of torque.

Many at the time commented that the GXP and its larger 3.6-liter V6 engine had the powertrain that the Torrent should have had from the beginning. The huge horsepower and torque jump vastly improves the performance of the Torrent on the road, and makes it feel more like a real crossover SUV.

Both FWD and AWD versions of the GXP are available, with its powertrain paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’s not the most fuel-efficient vehicle at 16mpg in the city and 24mpg on the highway, but for GM-made SUVs of this time period, that was fairly typical. The addition of 18-inch alloys, chrome detailing, sports seats and piano black/leather trim bits all help to tie in a pleasing design, and a great improvement on the original Pontiac Torrent.

The GXP model, even at the top of the line, was priced comfortably under $30,000, making the Torrent a great-value SUV crossover considering the additional power, luxury and comfort features that it received over the base model.