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Base
Avg. Price: $10,954
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $11,517
GXP
Avg. Price: $13,156
GXP AWD
Avg. Price: $14,019

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Average User Score

4.75 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Crossover Suv by Bonnie
 — I did my research before finally selecting the Torrent. The car is solid and performs beautifully. Interior is quiet. I will truly enjoy owning this car. This is a step above the Saturn Vue with re... Read More
I'd Buy Another One by Harbud
 — I really do like this vehicle and it has been fantastically reliable. GM has some owning up to do as far as gasketing and water leaks as well the TPMS sensors that keep corroding. Despite my crummy D... Read More
Torrent by Dana
 — Having three kids, and a very busy schedule, this Torrent surpasses what I need right now. Great on the highway as well and in the city. Excellent on fuel, and it is well within my budget. Awesome s... Read More

2008 Pontiac Torrent Overview

Overall User Score

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2008 Pontiac Torrent

For the Torrent's third year in production, Pontiac adds a GXP sport version that joins the Base model in the lineup. The Torrent GXP crouches an inch lower to the ground than the Base model, features a revised front end and a unique hood with cooling vents, and comes equipped with larger 18-inch wheels (compared to 16-inch standard wheels for the Base model). It also rides on a sport-tuned suspension.

Pontiac pumps up the power in the Torrent GXP with a 263-horsepower, 3.6-liter, 24-valve V6 engine, which drives the vehicle from 0 to 60 in just under 7 seconds. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission, which impedes the GXP's sport appeal just a bit, but provides smooth shifting.

Inside, the Torrent GXP features sporty seats with beefed-up side bolsters, a unique dashboard and instrument cluster with red-backlit gauges, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Like the Base model, it's available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Other than that, Pontiac made only minor changes to its Torrent SUV/wagon/crossover vehicle for 2008. All versions come with an upgraded stability system, as well as a tire-pressure monitoring system and new digital compass, which are part of the vehicle information center, located on the instrument panel.

As in previous years, the rear seat of the Torrent can slide forward or back, so drivers can adjust it to provide more cargo space or more legroom for backseat passengers. The back seats also recline into two positions, adding flexibility for passengers. Other standard features include antilock brakes, fog lights, power locks and windows, keyless entry, air conditioning, and a roof rack (available as an option on the GXP).

The Base model comes equipped with a standard 185-horsepower, 3.4-liter V6 engine, which links to a five-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission.

The Torrent received high marks in front and side impact crash tests in previous years, and comes standard with a theft-deterrent alarm system. And thanks to its unibody design, it handles more like a sedan than an SUV. Options include OnStar, side-impact airbags, and a power sunroof.

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Pontiac Torrent Questions

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New Stereo 2008 Pontiac Torrent, Will Not Play Cds

Purchased a new stereo on ebay for my 2008 pontiac torrent, and it will not play cds

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2008 Pontiac Torrent. Fan Stayed On After Ignition Turned Off. Never Overhe...

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My Radio Shut Completely Off How Do I Get It Back On

I have a 2008 model and my radio completely shut off and it will not turn back on. Not sure if a fuse blew out or anything. How can I get it to work again? Or where can I find the fuse for the radio?

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The On Dash Indicator Says ,,engine Hot/ Ac/off

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How Do You Replace The License Plate Light Bulb On A 2008 Poniac Torrent

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