Last post on Nov 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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Pontiac Torrent, SUV
#3 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [promom]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:32 pm)
I just bought a 10ft pop up weighing in at approx. 1600lbs our first trip is coming up but towing from the dealer home seemed to be a breeze, and little trips around the block to get use to it were no problem.
It was easier to tow the heavy trailer than a little storage box on wheels which I felt every little bounce, but the heavy trailer was pretty smooth. The hitch I put on is rated for 3500lbs which the truck is rated for so why go any higher. The hitch is called Hidden Hitch with weight transfer ability meaning it could transfer approx. 500lbs of weight to the front if the back end of the truck sags to much.
hope this info helps, after the big trip I will let you know more
#4 of 12 Torrent's Towing Capability
Jun 25, 2007 (8:44 pm)
with my torrent i towed a uhaul trailer from ontario to edmonton alberta without a problem. and it weighed about 3000 pounds. it handle really will.
#5 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [promom]
Jul 03, 2007 (9:12 pm)
Just got back from a trip with our 10ft trailer. It pulled rather easy. No sway at all. It was quite smooth
#6 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [dannyd3]
Jul 08, 2007 (6:30 am)
Just to get things straight. You pulle a 10ft pop-up with your torrent? Is it front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? How far did you travel and how did the gas mileage do?
#7 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [promom]
Jul 08, 2007 (8:27 pm)
I have a FWD and yes it was a 10ft pop up trailer we travelled just over 200kms and the mileage wasn't bad converting what I used to a full tank I would have gotten about 50-75kms less on a tank. which isn't that bad considering total weight was around 2000lbs. oh and none of this was highway driving
#8 of 12 Pontiac Torrent Towing Boat
Feb 29, 2008 (1:37 pm)
My company is giving me a new Pontiac Torrent with the FWD 3.4L V6. I want to use it to pull my boat that is 19.5ft and weighs 3300lbs. The only relevant upgrade option I can choose is to pay $1600 out of pocket for the All Wheel drive with upgrade. Do you think the AWD upgrade will make enough of a difference to justify putting out the cash? Do you think I NEED the AWD?
#9 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Towing Boat [mbduncan]
Mar 05, 2008 (6:14 pm)
I've only towed a few times, none with a FWD vehicle. I would think AWD would be much better pulling the boat out of the water. If the ramp is steep or if the concrete is slick, FWD might spin. If you can swing the $1600, I would do it. My 2c.
#10 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [dannyd3]
Mar 27, 2008 (2:41 pm)
I have a 2007 AWD and I am planning to tow a pop up trailer, probably a 10-12 ft one. How is the braking when you haul yours? Do you have a trailer brake?
#11 of 12 Re: Torrent's Towing Capability? [moverguy]
May 03, 2008 (3:46 pm)
THe braking isn't that bad. I dont have trailer breakes but I heard that they make all the difference. 10ft trailers dont require them but I believe a 12ft does require electric brakes.
#12 of 12 From Toronto to Northwest Territories
Nov 21, 2011 (8:53 am)
Our car 2007 Torrent had 68,000 km on it, and we drove over 5000 km from Toronto to Northwest Territories with a 6ft by 12ft uhaul trailer weighing over 2500 lbs, two adults and 1 child. Mind you we did every possible tune up before we left. But, thank God the car took us their safely! We stopped every night so it wasnt constant driving. And, also you have to make sure the trailer is packed very well. Now that we are here, there is some stabilitrak issues and we are so remote I have no idea what to do, but we are pleased with our car during the drive!