2008 Pontiac Torrent Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $9,938
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $10,779
GXP
Avg. Price: $12,304
GXP AWD
Avg. Price: $12,447

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

701 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
Harbud
65

Corroded Valve Stems

Anyone else having to replace the factory valve stems on the Torrent/Equinox due to corrosion and resulting air loss? I have replaced two myself already and the dealer replaced them with brass stems....

349 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
rlento
20

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

832 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
sandra2384
30

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?

1,038 views with 9 answers (last answer about a month ago)
mountiznboy
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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

88 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)