Pontiac Vibe Models and Vibe History

Introduced in 2003, the Vibe by Pontiac rolled the designs of a minivan, wagon and crossover SUV into one, offering a new take for buyers. The 2004 Vibe offered 17 wheels with all-season tires as a standard feature, and optional XM radio as well as a supercharger. A slew of new optional packages marked the only changes for 2005. While there were no changes in 2006, all trims but the Base were discontinued in 2007. The Vibe would traverse 2008 unchanged, with an all-new model being issued in 2009. No changes were in store for 2010.

New and Used Vibe Prices, Pontiac Vibe Model Years and History

A sporty hatchback with seating for five, the 2010 Pontiac Vibe offers 30+ mpg fuel economy on the highway.
J.D. Power Ratings
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Overall Dependability
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Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

For affordability, practicality and reliability, the 2009 Pontiac Vibe compact crossover hatchback is a versatile wagon with generous safety features and good fuel economy.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 4.8

A stylish and sporty wagon with seating for five, the 2008 Pontiac Vibe is available with a manual and an automatic, and gets 33 mpg on the highway.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 2.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2007 Pontiac Vibe is a sporty wagon that comes standard with 16 in. wheels and OnStar, while the AWD trim has been dropped for the model year.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2006 Pontiac Vibe is a brand-new five-passenger wagon based on the Toyota Matrix, and it comes equipped with a 1.8L four-cylinder which earns over 30 mpg in the city and on the highway.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 0 )

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A compact sports wagon, the 2005 Pontiac Vibe is powered by a 126 hp four-cylinder and is available with 2WD or AWD.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2004 Pontiac Vibe is a sporty five-passenger hatchback wagon which is rated to achieve 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.7
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.3

A brand-new model, the 2003 Pontiac Vibe is a four-door hatchback wagon that seats five passengers, offers sporty styling, and is rated at over 30 mpg on the highway.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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