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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 17 24 $21,991 $23,520
AWD 4-Door 17 24 $23,510 $25,145
FWD 4-Door GXP 16 24 $26,292 $28,120
AWD 4-Door GXP 16 24 $27,811 $29,745
FWD 4-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,991
$19,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,520
$20,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$349 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Pontiac Torrent offers good room and a great new GXP edition, but other choices in the segment are more refined and more modern. As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 125.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 33.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 192.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.6
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 113.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.2 37.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 67.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.8 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 38.5
Steering Type Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QKG TRD
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code QKG TRD
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3692
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 173 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LNJ ED3
Displacement 3.4L/209 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45 up/1.57 down
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.57
Trans Order Code MX0 DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 4.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.69 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Dodge Journey
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-type MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
 
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