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2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD GXP Review


Savings-Oriented SUV

A three-quarter front view of a red 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD GXP

In short: A wannabe sporty crossover.

With its V6-engine, stylish design and a host of attractive standard features, including OnStar navigation, all for less than $30,000, the Torrent has secured Pontiac's spot in the small SUV market.

The interior of the 2008 Pontiac Torrent

The 2008 Pontiac Torrent's 3.6-liter V6 engine

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty with courtesy transportation; five-year/100,000-mile 24/7 roadside assistance program.

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2008 Pontiac Torrent

Base Price: $28,980 / As Tested: $30,785

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 3.6-liter V6 SFI
Horsepower: 264 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 250 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled

Curb weight: 4,060 lbs
Wheelbase: 112.5 in
188.8/71.4/68.3 in
Turning circle: 39.3 ft

Brakes: all-wheel disc with ABS
independent front and rear

Traction: traction control, electronic stability control

0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds

EPA City: 16 mpg
EPA Highway: 24 mpg

frontal, dual-stage air bags for driver and front passenger with passenger sensing system, stability control, traction control, on-demand all-wheel drive, OnStar

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(Updated: 08/10/10 NW)

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