• (4.9) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,545$7,293
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 28-32
  • Engine: 123-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Pontiac Vibe

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/General Motors joint-venture facility in Fremont, Calif.Like other small crossover models that are en... 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 re... Read full review for the 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Consumer Reviews


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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 Trim Levels Available

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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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 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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