2008 Pontiac Torrent Overview

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Overview

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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