The 2008 Torrent enters its third year as Pontiac's mid-size crossover entrant, and it is now the division's only vehicle that can be ordered with all-wheel drive.
The base Torrent is powered by a 3.4L V6 that produces 185 horsepower and is paired with a five-speed automatic,. The Torrent can carry up to 68.6 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded, and it will also tow up to 3,500 pounds. Versatility is enhanced by the rear seats' ability to recline and slide forward and backward, allowing five passengers to be comfortably transported.
Standard equipment on the base Torrent includes a luggage rack, fog lamps, power mirrors, a comprehensive driver information center, power locks with remote keyless entry, power windows, an alarm system and air conditioning.
Standard equipment on the GXP includes deep tinted glass, heated front sport bucket seats, seven cup holders, front and rear floor mats, leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls and a remote vehicle starter system.
Safety is bolstered by standard traction control, StabiliTrak, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, daytime running lamps and one year of OnStar. Optional seat-mounted and side curtain air bags can be added.
All levels of audio systems are covered in the Torrent. The standard CD player includes an auxiliary input jack for portable digital music players, while an upgraded CD player can handle MP3 files and XM satellite radio can be added for $200. A six-disc CD changer is optional, as is a DVD entertainment system, a navigation system and a 260-watt seven-speaker system with an amplifier and a subwoofer.
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player and 6 speakers
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Antenna, roof-mounted combination
Seats, front bucket, includes driver manual height seat adjuster
Seat, front passenger flat-folding seatback
Seats, rear Multi-Flex 60/40 split-bench with 2-position recline
Seat trim, Base cloth
Console, center, front with armrest, concealed storage and 2 cup holders
Console, floor with storage bin and cup holder
Cup holders, 3 front and 2 rear
Steering column, tilt
Steering wheel, urethane 3-spoke
Instrumentation, electronic with speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
Driver Information Center, electronic, includes over 20 personalization and vehicle information features including trip odometer, fuel range, outside temperature and compass display
Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition and turn signal reminder
Door locks, power programmable with Remote Keyless Entry
Windows, power with driver Express-Down and passenger lockout
Remote Keyless Entry, with 2 transmitters, panic button, content theft alarm, activation verification and illuminated entry
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Defogger, rear-window electric
Air filtration system
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, dual front reading, center-mounted dome and rear cargo area
Power outlets, 2 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt, includes 1 front and 1 rear
StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Daytime Running Lamps
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners
Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats