Did the Pontiac Torrent ever have a manual transmission?

I was looking at a used Pontiac Torrent with good mileage and in excellent condition. However, I was really hoping for a manual car. Was the Torrent ever produced with a manual transmission?

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Answer provided by
Andrea Barrett
Answered on Jun 17, 2022
No—the Pontiac Torrent was never produced with a manual transmission. The mid-size crossover SUV was available from 2006 to 2009 and was a restyled version of the Chevrolet Equinox.
The Torrent has a sportier and firmer suspension compared to the Equinox, and the electronic power steering was altered for a firmer feel. However, the two vehicles did share the 2.4L V6 engine with a 5-speed Aisin AF33 automatic transmission.
As with the other Pontiac vehicles in their lineup, the Torrent came in three trim levels:
  • Base
  • GT
  • GXP
The highest trim, the GXP, featured a more powerful 3.6L DOHC SFI V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and unique exterior styling.
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