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The 2009 Pontiac Vibe is a new, second-generation design that shares most of its mechanical parts with the Toyota Matrix....

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Base Wagon

General Pricing

Resale Value $16,495.00 $16,700.00 $18,600.00
Destination $635.00 $670.00 $720.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.4L I4 2.4L I4 2.0L I4
Horsepower 158 @ 6000 RPM 158 @ 6000 RPM 138 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 162 @ 4000 RPM 162 @ 4000 RPM 136 @ 4600 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2362 2362 1975
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.8 3.5 X 3.8 3.2 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.8:1 10.1:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 21 22 23
Highway (mpg) 28 28 30

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2855.0 3086.5 2969.6
Wheelbase (in.) 102.4 102.4 106.3
Length (in.) 171.1 167.3 176.2
Width (in.) 69.5 69.3 69.5
Height (in.) 61.0 62.6 59.8
Track Front (in.) 59.8 60.0 60.6
Track Rear (in.) 59.9 59.8 60.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.5 40.0 40.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.4 41.2 39.4
Front Legroom (in.) 41.6 40.7 43.5
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.2 38.0 36.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.3 55.8 55.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.6 54.7 54.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.3 52.7 53.9
Rear Hip Room (in.) 43.7 46.7 52.6

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 91.4 100.8 101.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension torsion torsion multi-link
Tires 205/55R16 205/55R16 205/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite AM/FM satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes N/A Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A Std. Std.

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