2008 Pontiac Torrent

Overview

Refreshed in 2007, Torrent continues to add value in 2008 with new standard features including OnStar, cruise control and an MP3-capable CD player. These combine with standard StabiliTrak Stability Control System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and rollover-sensing head-curtain side air bags to make Torrent one of the best equipped and best values in its segment.

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. Multi-Flex rear seat Multi-position sliding seat enables class-leading rear leg room or increased cargo capacity by providing 8" of fore/aft travel. The folding 60/40 split seat also offers two recline positions for added comfort.
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  • 2. Impressive safety Standard safety features include StabiliTrak Stability Control System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and enhanced roof structure. Head-curtain side air bags are available for both front and rear outboard positions.
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  • 3. 3.4L V6 and 5-speed automatic transmission Combination provides quick, crisp performance (0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds), all without compromising fuel economy.
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  • 4. FWD or AWD Provides customers with a choice of outstanding powertrains. FWD, coupled with standard ABS and traction control, provides sure-footed, fuel-efficient SUV performance. AWD adds even more confidence by automatically delivering power to the rear wheels if front wheels experience slippage.
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  • 5. Electric power steering Speed-sensitive variable effort system provides enhanced responsiveness, sensitivity and precision. Features a high-load capacity and tenability for outstanding steering performance. Structural simplicity contributes to Torrent’s exceptional fuel economy.
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  • 6. Sport Suspension System 4-wheel fully independent suspension is tuned for crisp sport sedan-like ride and handling.
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  • 7. Wide-opening rear side doors/low-step-in height Adds to Torrent’s versatility by making it easy to get in and out of the rear seat and to load oversized objects into the vehicle.
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  • 8. Fold-flat front passenger seat A Torrent class-exclusive feature, it allows extra-long objects to be carried inside the vehicle. Also serves as a personal work surface for the driver.
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  • 9. Long wheelbase and wide track Helps provide stable ride and handling, an exceptionally roomy interior and allows wider-than-average rear doors for easier entry and exit.
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  • 10. High level of standard equipment Torrent provides outstanding performance, handling, comfort and convenience at a value price. Standard features include V6 power, StabiliTrak, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Pontiac Sport 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, traction control, 6-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player, driver seat height adjuster, fog lamps, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and door locks and OnStar.
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Power & Handling

  • 3.4L 3400 V6 SFI Includes sequential multi-port fuel injection and incorporates Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) for responsive performance with smooth shifting. - 185 hp @ 5200 rpm. - 210 lb.-ft. torque @ 3800 rpm.
  • 3.6L V6 SFI 263 hp engine included and only available on GXP. See GXP Series section of this book.
  • 5-speed automatic transmission Uses Adaptive Shift Control so shift quality is maintained as components wear naturally throughout their service life. System also provides a variety of shift schedules to suit individual driving needs.
  • 6-speed automatic transmission Included and only available on GXP. See GXP Series section of this book.
  • AWD On-demand system delivers power to the front wheels during normal driving on dry road surfaces. Automatically delivers power to the rear wheels when front-wheel slippage is detected.
  • 4-wheel independent suspension Features MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar and 4-link rear suspension. Sport tuning provides the smooth ride and crisp handling of a sport sedan.
  • Performance Suspension Included and only available on GXP. See GXP Series section of this book.
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) Fine-tuned to the vehicle for steering precision, sensitivity and responsiveness. Features higher load capacity and improved tenability for enhanced steering performance.
  • Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) Included and only available on GXP. See GXP Series section of this book.
  • Performance brakes 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard.
  • Traction control Uses engine modulation to help provide traction if wheel slippage should occur. Standard on both FWD and AWD models.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Control System Helps the driver maintain control and keep vehicle headed in the intended direction if oversteer or understeer is detected.
  • Wheels and tires. - Standard 16" cast aluminum wheels with all-season blackwalls. - Available 17" painted cast aluminum wheels with all-season blackwalls. - Available 17" chrome-cladded aluminum wheels with all-season blackwalls. - Available 17" chrome-plated aluminum wheels with all-season blackwalls. - 18" wheels and tires standard on GXP. See GXP Series section of this book.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Contemporary styling Sleek exterior provides an athletic stance highlighted with Pontiac styling cues. Inside, crossover flexibility and functionality is enhanced with a sportier, refined look with precision-rated controls and bold, dark colors with chrome and metallic gray accents.
  • GXP styling GXP features numerous unique exterior and interior design features. See the GXP Series section of this book for detailed information.
  • Long wheelbase and wide track Provides an exceptionally roomy interior and wider doors for easier entry and exit.
  • Tubular aluminum roof rack Functional and pronounced, its strong lines and satin silver finish enhance Torrent’s refined, athletic styling. Black crossbars are available for added functionality.
  • Capable and functional appearance Nearly 8" of ground clearance and segment-exclusive cleated satin silver skid plates attest to Torrent’s capabilities.
  • Liftgate One-piece liftgate provides one-hand access to rear cargo area.
  • Tilt-sliding sunroof Includes express-open and sun deflector. Available as part of Sun and Sound Package.
  • Nine exterior colors Sedona Beige Metallic, Black, Granite Gray Metallic, Sonoma Red Metallic, Liquid Silver Metallic, Bright White and NEW Deep Blue Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic (additional cost) and Teal Metallic.
  • Interior colors Ebony and Sand.
  • Cobra style shifter Sporty touch more commonly found on sport sedans than an attainable SUV.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and six speakers. Standard on both models.
  • AM/FM stereo with 6-disc, in-dash CD/MP3 player Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume and TheftLock. Included and only available with Sun and Sound Package.
  • AM/FM stereo with navigation Features include DVD-based navigation, CD/MP3 player, auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seed-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and map drive. Requires Pioneer premium sound system.
  • AM/FM stereo with DVD entertainment Features a CD/MP3 player and DVD entertainment system, auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, wireless headsets with volume control and six speakers. Not available with Sun and Sound Package.
  • Driver Information Center (DIC) Provides over 20 personalization and vehicle information features including trip odometer, fuel range, outside temperature and tire pressure. Includes compass for 2008.
  • Instrument cluster Full instrumentation includes speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature gauges and 22 telltales. Gauge dials are backlit in Pontiac’s signature red. Pointers are backlit so only the numbers and pointer are illuminated, eliminating any halo effect.
  • Innovative center console Tilts up and backward to open a recessed area for concealed storage large enough for a laptop or handbag. Also provides storage for CDs and other small items, removable coin holder and cup holders.
  • Rear cargo panel Available feature allows rear cargo to be stacked by sliding the panel into any of four height positions. Carpeted on one side and hard plastic on the other, panel can also be used as a security cover to hide items in the rear cargo area.
  • Inside rearview mirror Now includes auto-dimming another in a long list of standard features that add to Torrent’s high value.
  • Seating Designed to increase both comfort and functionality. Includes: - Front reclining bucket seats and 60/40 split-folding rear seat with two recline positions. Rear seat also has 8" of travel to increase rear-seat leg room and cargo capacity behind the seat; integrated center; armrest with two cup holders is included with (PCM) Preferred Package. - Front passenger seatback folds flat to provide a work area for the driver or to extend the length of the cargo area. - Cloth seat trim standard; Premium Cloth upholstery and Nuance leather seating inserts available.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Available package includes full-across rear cargo net, Remote Vehicle Starter System, carpeted front and rear floormats, 6-way power driver seat adjuster, uplevel Premium Cloth upholstery, leatherwrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls, deep-tinted glass and rear-seat armrest with two cup holders.
  • (PCQ) Premium Package Available package include leather-appointed seats with heated front seats.
  • (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package Available package includes power sunroof, in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 player and Pioneer premium sound system.
  • (R13) Chrome Package Available package includes chrome front/rear skid plates, chrome roof rack side rails, chrome grille, chrome door handles and 17" chrome-cladded aluminum wheels.
  • Pioneer premium sound system 260-watt, 7-speaker sound system features amplified tweeters and rear subwoofer. Available separately or included with Sun and Sound Package.
  • XM Satellite Radio Available system provides more than 170 channels of coast-to-coast digital coverage, providing customers with the most entertainment choices wherever they are. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.
  • OnStar Standard one-year service includes Safe & Sound Plan for added peace of mind. Visit onstar.com for details.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.4L V6, 185 @ 5200, 210 @ 3800
    • 2.3L I4, 153 @ 5800, 152 @ 4250
    • 3.0L V6, 200 @ 6000, 193 @ 4850
    • 3.7L V6, 210 @ 5200, 235 @ 4000
    • 2.7L V6, 185 @ 6000, 183 @ 4000
    • Transmission
    • 5-speed auto.
    • 4-speed auto.
    • 4-speed auto.
    • 6-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ standard transmission
    • 17/24 (FWD); 17/24 (AWD)
    • 20/26 (FWD); 19/24 (4WD)
    • 18/24 (FWD); 17/22 (4WD)
    • 16/22 (4X2); 16/22 (4WD)
    • 18/23 (FWD)*; 17/23 (AWD)*
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ available transmission
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • 16/22 (4X2); 15/21 (4WD)
    • 18/24 (FWD)*; 17/23 (AWD)*
    • Maximum towing (lbs.)
    • 3500
    • 1500
    • 3500
    • 5000
    • 2800
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ available engine
    • -
    • 18/24 (FWD); 17/22 (4WD)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Maximum towing (lbs.) w/ available engine
    • -
    • 3500
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • FWD; Full-time 4WD (A)
    • FWD; 4WD (A)
    • RWD; Full-time 4WD (A); Part-time 4WD (A)
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Rear suspension
    • Ind. 4-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Semi-ind. 5-link
    • Ind. multi-link
    • Stability control system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Traction control system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 112.5
    • 103.1
    • 103.1
    • 106.1
    • 106.3
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 61.6/61.8
    • 61.1/60.4
    • 61.1/60.4
    • 61.0/61.0
    • 63.6/63.8
    • Rack-and-pinion steering
    • Electric w/variable assist
    • Electric w/variable assist
    • Electric w/variable assist
    • Hydraulic
    • Hydraulic w/variable assist
    • Steering radius (ft.)
    • 20.4
    • 18.4
    • 19.7
    • 17.8
    • 17.9
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • Front disc/rear drum w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • Wheels & tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires; 17" alloy (A)
    • 16" alloy w/ all-season tires; 17" alloy (A)
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • Seating capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5; 7 (A)
    • Leather-appointed seats
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Heated front seats
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • Fold-flat front passenger seatback
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Rear-seat fore/aft travel
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Driver Information Center
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • Roof rails
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Steering wheel adjustment
    • Tilt
    • Tilt
    • Tilt
    • Tilt
    • Tilt/telescope
    • Remote vehicle start
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • DIO
    • -
    • MP3-capable CD player
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • Speakers
    • 6
    • 4
    • 4
    • 6
    • 6
    • Satellite radio
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • S
    • DVD navigation
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • DVD entertainment
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Head room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 40.9/40.1/
    • 40.4/39.2/
    • 40.4/39.2/
    • 40.4/40.3/
    • 40.2/39.6/34.8
    • Leg room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 41.2/40.2/
    • 41.6/35.6
    • 41/6/35.6/
    • 40.8/38.8/
    • 42.6/36.8/31.3
    • Shoulder room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 55.7/55.9/
    • 56.6/55.9
    • 56.6/55.9
    • 56.8/56.6/
    • 59.5/58.6/53.9
    • Hip room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 51.1/51.3
    • 53.3/49.1
    • 53.4/49.1
    • 52.7/48.4
    • 55.8/55.0/44.6
    • Cargo capacity, behind 2nd seat (cu. ft.)
    • 35.2
    • 29.2
    • 29.2
    • 31.5
    • 34.2
    • Cargo capacity, maximum (cu. ft.)
    • 68.6
    • 66.3
    • 66.2
    • 64.2
    • 78.2
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Lifetime Limited
    • 10/100,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/100,000
    • 7/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 3/36,000
    • -
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Fog lamps
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • A
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Telematics (OnStar)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -

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