2004 Pontiac Vibe

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21 reviews
Available Price Range $1,934-$7,866 Trims3 Combined MPG 28-32 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Our Take

Pontiac launched its entry-level Vibe hatchback wagon as an early 2003 model. Styled by Pontiac, the Vibe was engineered by Toyota and is produced at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a Toyota/G... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Resale value
  • Engine noise

Notable Features

  • Three four-cylinder choices
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sport-wagon body style
  • Youthful orientation
  • AWD


Our Expert Reviews

What IS this thing? A sports car? A sport-utility vehicle? A crossover wagon? Or, as the poets at the Environmental Protection Agency say on its sticker, a "midsize"? I guess you could call it a bit of all those things, though to my eye and sensibilities, "crossover" works pretty well, because of its vagueness. It comes in a number of forms, base, base with all-wheel drive and GT. I had request... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

214,000 miles . . . and counting!

by Sleepagent from Clarks Summit, PA on May 25, 2009

What a shame that GM is killing off the Pontiac name. Hopefully the Vibe will continue on under a new badge, such as Chevy. The Pontiac Vibe is based on the Toyota Corolla and it's sister car is the ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Pontiac Vibe Base

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Pontiac Vibe Base

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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