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2009 Pontiac Vibe

At a Glance

Pricing $15,310 - $20,360
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 1.8l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, A5, M5
Fuel Economy 20-26 (city), 26-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

A stylish and economical compact wagon, the Vibe is built alongside Toyota Matrix in California. A standard 132-bhp 1.8L I-4 drives the front wheels in the base models. A larger displacement 2.4L four-cylinder rated at 158-bhp powers the sporty Vibe GT and all-wheel-drive models. A five-speed manual is standard on all models except those with AWD. The versatile 5-door body style features a large hatch to provide access to a cargo area finished in a hard durable plastic for utility. A storage organizer increases cargo area utility on higher trim levels. With its extra cargo room, head-curtain side airbags, and choice of engines, the Vibe is a great combination of practicality, safety, and performance.

What Changed:

The second generation Vibe features a new profile with a lower roofline. The new profile results in a more aggressively styled exterior that is still instantly recognizable. All other measurements are virtually the same as the first generation model. All-wheel-drive returns to the lineup after a brief absence. Engine options include a 1.8L I4 rated at 132-bhp, and a 2.4L rated at 158-bhp powers GT and AWD models.

Official Word:

The all-new 2009 Pontiac Vibe is a modern re-mix of a classic hit, infusing the functionality of a compact crossover with a bolder attitude of muscular styling, increased performance and tight handling. It arrives in dealer showrooms in early 2008. Adding a richer harmony to the tune, the popular all-wheel-drive and GT models return to the Vibe lineup. Regardless of the model, each Vibe offers a level of athletic design, boosted performance and everyday versatility uncommon...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Vibe 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M5 FWD 26/32/29 41 $15,310
Vibe 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 25/31/28 35 $16,160
Vibe 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 21/28/24 49 $15,710
Vibe 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A5 FWD 21/29/25 46 $16,760
Vibe AWD 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A4 AWD 20/26/23 45 $18,910
Vibe GT 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 21/28/24 53 $19,310
Vibe GT 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A5 FWD 21/29/25 51 $20,360