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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 I4 XE
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,991
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,520
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$388 / 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. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 56.4
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 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 11.9 x .78
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 11.7 x 1.14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 40.0
Steering Type Variable pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QKG QKG
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code QKG QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code LNJ LE5
Displacement 3.4L/209 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 169 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.69 2.96
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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.63
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0-4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Pontiac Torrent Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-type w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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