The 2008 Pontiac Torrent is a mid-size SUV considered a Crossover in today’s marketplace. Available in FWD and AWD configurations, in base and GXP models, the Torrent features a standard 185 horsepower 3.4-liter gas-powered V6 with the GXP version showcasing a 264 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment is solid, with 16-inch wheels, traction control, ABS brakes, keyless entry and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system. Additional safety equipment includes front/side-body/side-head airbags and child safety rear door locks.Read more Read less
For 2008 the Pontiac Torrent has 2 new models, the GXP in a Front Wheel Drive and an All Wheel Drive. The GXP comes with a 3.6L V6 VVT engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, 18" tires and aluminum wheels, hydraulic power steering and performance tuned suspension as standard. Also for 2008, Stabilitrak comes with an integrated electronic sway control, a compass is now standard with the Driver Information Center and there is an optional chrome package. Deep Blue Metallic, Teal Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic are three new colors available on the 2008 Torrent.
Roomy rear seat; available all-wheel drive; competitive pricing.
The 2008 Pontiac Torrent gains advantage over other crossover vehicles by offering more room per dollar. The spacious rear makes carrying five adults a real possibility, and the potential cargo carrying capacity is generous. The Torrent also received five stars in NHTSA's frontal and side crash tests.