Compare 2008 Pontiac Torrent vs 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2008 Pontiac Torrent
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
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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 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 24 $20,671 $21,495
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 18 24 $21,906 $22,795
AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 $22,286 $23,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,521 $24,495
FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,276 $24,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $24,874 $26,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $26,704 $28,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $28,285 $30,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,991
$20,671
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,520
$21,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
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. Hyundai is no longer bargain-basement-priced, but the hard-to-fault 2008 Santa Fe has all the refinement of comparable rivals with a little more flair.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 108.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 59.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 184.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 34.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 78.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.8 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 35.8
Steering Type
Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.24
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 3727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 183 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LNJ NA
Displacement
3.4L/209 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.70
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.93
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 5.07
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Torrent Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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