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By Cars.com Staff
June 16, 2009
Vehicle Overview Available with either front- or all-wheel-drive, the Vibe is powered by one of two four-cylinder engines and is related to the Toyota Matrix. Competitors include the Kia Spectra5, Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza.
New for 2010 Air conditioning is now standard on all models.
Exterior The Vibe was redesigned last year and, on the whole, is sleeker than its predecessor thanks to smooth body sides and bumper moldings. The grille features Pontiac's characteristic twin-kidney design and is accentuated by a wide opening in the bumper right below it.
16-inch wheels standard
17- or 18-inch wheels optional
Liftgate-mounted spoiler standard
Interior The Vibe can seat up to five people on front bucket seats and a three-person 60/40-split backseat. The Vibe has an unusual instrument cluster that features a round speedometer and tachometer, plus an elliptical housing for the fuel and engine temperature gauges.
Cloth seats standard
Leather accent seating standard on GT
20.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats
49.4 cubic feet of space with rear seats folded
Air conditioning newly standard on all Vibe models except the base
Under the Hood There's a choice of two four-cylinder engines, as well as an all-wheel-drive version.
The Vibe's standard engine is a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder
158-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder optional for base Vibe, standard in all-wheel-drive and GT versions