Pontiac Montana has the rugged looks of an SUV and the versatility of a mid-size van. It is a crossover sports van for customers who want it all: spacious passenger room, multi-configurable interior, and a smooth, sedan-like ride all wrapped up in bold, SUV-like styling. Montana also offers segment-leading in-vehicle entertainment choices, including PhatNoise and its 40gb removable hard drive for storing and playing music, movies, video games and more.
Brute On The Outside, Gentle On The Inside
This vehicle comes in two colours, beige and white, with added chrome details both on the exterior and in the interior. Almost everything inside is framed with chrome. There are seven comfortable heated seats with leather trim; the first and second row are captain seats with armrests for both driver and passengers. The dash is nice and the radio and climate control are old-school and easily managed. An information station is included, which offers a lot of useful intel on the dashboard screen. You can also connect a garage opener for your home.
The Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist is another useful feature, located above the third-row seats and it helps you avoid any accidents while parking. Every seat has its own air vent and there is plenty of legroom, even for tall people. The organizer is in the trunk; if you want to transport your things separately, it can be folded down for more cargo, and you can fold the third-row seats if you need even more space, which is very useful for large families. Combined with the stylish exterior, big rear and front lights with fog lights below the latter, as well as more chrome details with standard 17-inch wheels and tires, Montana is one interesting minivan.
Montana is powered by a 3.5-litre V6, which is rated at 240 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine delivers the enthusiastic performance that customers have come to expect from Pontiac. Variable valve timing and variable intake technology combine to provide optimal performance and fuel economy along with a broad power span across the revs.
General Motors’ exclusive Versatrak all-wheel-drive system is available; this on-demand AWD system is one of the most advanced in the industry. Versatrak is a progressive system based on the amount of slippage encountered by the front wheels. As either or both front wheels lose grip, more power is progressively transferred to the rear wheels. Unlike many competitive systems, Versatrak can transfer torque from side to side. The other choice is StabiliTrak, which greatly improves vehicle control with a series of sophisticated sensors that maintain vehicle direction by independently applying brake force at the appropriate corners of the vehicle. Montana also comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Amazing Security Quality
The Pontiac Montana is designed to be among the safest vehicles on the market. Pontiac engineers made extensive use of high-strength steel and designed the frame and body to absorb energy and preserve occupant space. The long SUV style front end compartment provides a large protective crush zone and automatic load-levelling shock absorbers increase stability and handling. Seats have three-point safety belts and there are dual-stage frontal airbags, which are designed to help reduce the risk of air bag-induced injury. The airbag systems’ control unit determines whether the severity of a crash warrants airbag deployment and whether just the primary or both the primary and secondary stages are necessary.
This model is also safe for children as it is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system anchors for child safety seats. Two lower anchors and a top tether anchor secure the child seat to the vehicle seat structure for proper installation of compatible child safety seats. A top tether anchor is also provided for the center position of the third row, so children safety is not in question, making the Montana ideal for families of all sizes.