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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 Minivan
By the staff
New Car Review of the 2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan
Options & Features
Pontiac's class of 2005 includes a new crossover sport van (CSV) that usurps the moniker of Montana the minivan with an extra tag of SV6 to denote a V6 engine.
Its wheelbase stretches for nine inches longer than Montana and the cabin has a capacity for seven riders plus cargo. Styling for the external package adopts beefy cues of a sport-utility vehicle with squared shoulders but Pontiac's dual-port grille in front.
Space inside is organized with seats lined in three tiers and a flat load floor in back. Seats on the second and third rows may be removed to make room for more gear, or the back bench, divided in half, folds forward at the seatback.
Power comes from a new 3.5-liter V6 that makes 200-hp with a 4-speed automatic transaxle. GM's Versatrak AWD traction mechanism is optional, along with the GM's StabiliTrak vehicle stability system.
A package of DVD video entertainment equipment is stock for SV6, and the list of options has items like side-impact air bags, OnStar telecommunications, a 110-volt power outlet and remote starter.
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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 Full-Size Minivan
By the StaffNew Car Overview of the 2006 Montana SV6 Full-Size Minivan
Description: Full-Size Minivan
Options & Features
Pontiac's crossover sport van (CSV) adopts the Montana minivan moniker with a tag of SV6 to denote the standard V6 engine aboard. Wheelbase of the SV6 stretches long and the cabin has a capacity for seven riders plus cargo. Seats on second and third rows may be removed to make room for more gear, or the back bench, divided in half, folds forward at the seatback.
Base powertrain is a 3.5-liter V6 that reaches 200 hp with a four-speed automatic transaxle. GM's Versatrak AWD traction mechanism is optional, along with the StabiliTrak vehicle stability system. For FWD models, an optional engine arrives later in 2006 -- it's a new 3.9-liter V6 with variable valve timing (VVT) for 235 hp.
Fresh options for 2006 range from second-row side-impact air bags to a security package with remote vehicle starter, theft-deterrent alarm and front-seat side-impact air bags.
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