Pontiac Vibe

2005 Pontiac Vibe

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  • (4.7) 41 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,004$7,964
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 28-33
  • Engine: 123-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Pontiac Vibe

Our Take on the 2005 Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac launched its entry-level Vibe hatchback wagon as an early 2003 model. Styled by Pontiac and engineered by Toyota, the Vibe is produced at a Toyota/General Motors joint-venture facility in Fremont, Calif. The Vibe is related to the Toyota Matrix.Like other small "crossover" models, the Vib... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Engine noise

Notable Features

  • 123- , 130- or 170-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sport wagon body style
  • Youthful orientation
  • Available AWD

2005 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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Love 'em Both

by TonyO from Sunny South Shore of Lake Erie on May 12, 2010

Wife bought first one new in March 2005. Now has 0ver 50k. Has logged as high as 36 mpg at 70 mph through N and SC. Only repairs were a warranty brake booster replacement at 15K and thanks to road deb... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

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

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