Compare 2008 Pontiac Torrent vs 2009 Dodge Journey

2008 Pontiac Torrent
2009 Dodge Journey
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FWD 4-Door
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
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FWD 4-Door SE
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
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 125.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder 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 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 37.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.3
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45 up/1.57 down
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Torrent Dodge Journey
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -

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