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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 Manual GLS
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Transmission

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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,276 $24,495
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $26,704 $28,445
AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 $22,286 $23,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,521 $24,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $24,874 $26,195
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 59.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 63.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 78.2
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.93
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 5.07
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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