Last post on Nov 20, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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Pontiac Torrent, Fuel System, SUV
#14 of 23 2006 AWD Torrent w/ 21000
Jul 12, 2007 (11:52 pm)
Two weekends ago I drove to Montana and got 25 mpg on the highway with a/c on (only me in the Torrent). On my way down to Portland this week, I got 27 mpg (but there was a really nice tailwind).
On the way back from Portland, I got 21mpg, but the ABS and traction control warning lights were turning on and off all day. So, maybe that lowered the mpg for some reason. The dealer said a speed sensor on one of the wheels went out so the computer turned off the ABS and traction control because it didn't know what to do.
#15 of 23 Service Department.......
Sep 04, 2007 (6:06 pm)
Took my Torrent in for its first oil change today at 7500 km. They told me it was too soon, that I still had 37% oil life left so they didn't want to waste my time or theirs. I also mentioned the gas mileage....how it started out using 7.5 L/100km (which I consider excellent) and is now up to 9.5 L/100km (which is still good but shouldn't a car get better as it ages?) Anyway the SERVICE MECHANIC told me that I had it all wrong and that I was actually getting better gas mileage when I started because the "bigger number is better". She even had the nerve to highlight in yellow in my manual the paragraphs I should read regarding fuel consumption!! I had totally wasted my time with them, and had the stupidest mechanic ever!! I will be calling the owner in the morning!!
#16 of 23 Re: Service Department....... [besharp58]
Sep 05, 2007 (6:25 pm)
my best recorded consumption has been 11.1 / 100kms I wish I had your numbers. I cant believe the differences in everyones vehicles that I speak with. By the way I am assuming your is an 07 b/c 06's dont have an on board read out of mileage and oil life etc. Also you are free to change your oil whenever you like I still change mine every 5000kms I dont wait for my light to come on and tell me.
#17 of 23 Re: MPG 2007 Torrent w/5000 miles, AWD [mrock]
Nov 27, 2007 (6:52 pm)
My wife has the 07 Torrent AWD (about 7,500 miles).. and I would say that she averages about 20 mpg - and her commute is mostly highway. In fact, i tried to reset and drive myself.. and the best I could do was 21.5 mpg on the highway.
On another note, the car seems to make a soft, high pitched sound that seems to come from the back passenger side after driving. I would assume that this the AWD system - perhaps not working correctly (overworking) and therefore sucking down the mpg (not mention ruining the system)... anyone heard of this? My wife tried to bring it in.. but she couldn't duplicate the sound.. and they didnt believe her.
#18 of 23 Re: Service Department....... [dannyd3]
Nov 28, 2007 (4:13 am)
I've had my new Torrent AWDfor a wopping 10 days now and have always gotten 11.5 km/litre - this has never ever changed, doesnt matter if Im in the city or on a road trip - is there anyway that you can reset this feature - lets say your starting a road trip and want to guage just the mileage on the trip. I am assuming that the way it is reading now is average for the total mileage on the vehicle. Other than the low mileage I am so enjoying this vehicle, it handles great on the back gravel roads and on icy conditions the traction control works like a charm.
#19 of 23 Re: Service Department....... [roxi1]
Dec 06, 2007 (6:04 pm)
Press and hold the "check mark" button while displaying the AVG ECON screen. This will reset it to 99.9/100kms and work down. This is the way you reset your trip and AVG Speed as well. I do it at every fill-up.
#20 of 23 Re: Pontiac Torrent Real World MPG [steve_]
Sep 06, 2008 (1:14 pm)
I hane a 06 Torrent with AWD and average 20mpg. The best I've had is 25mpg on all highway trips.
#21 of 23 Here's mine
Aug 02, 2009 (5:30 pm)
I have a 2006 2WD and I get about 17 mpg. It's mostly stop and go driving and I don't have a lead foot.
#22 of 23 Re: Pontiac Torrent Real World MPG [steve_]
Nov 19, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I have an AWD with traction control.
Run A/C 99.9% of the time.
Drive 80% Highway.
I Use Super Unleaded Shell, Chevron, Mobile, Sunoco.
I average 18 MPG and range 300 miles.
#23 of 23 Re: Pontiac Torrent Real World MPG [ssiebenaler]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 20, 2009 (9:37 am)
Run A/C 99.9% of the time.
Must be nice (or maybe not ).