2008 Pontiac Vibe

Overview

Vibe carries its successful formula into 2008, offering solid engine performance and sporty Pontiac styling combined with boundless functionality and outstanding fuel economy and all at a great value price. Providing all the advantages of a 5-door vehicle plus the fun nature of a sports car, the 2008 Vibe continues to be available in one nicely equipped model.

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. Dependable, low-emission engine Proven 126 hp 1.8L VVT I4 helps Vibe certify as an Ultra-low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV2). Features Variable Valve Timing (VVT) for maximized torque and horsepower.
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  • 2. Two transmissions Vibe’s ultra-efficient engine can be coupled with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional electronically controlled 4-speed automatic with overdrive.
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  • 3. Amazing functionality Reconfigurable interior makes Vibe a great alternative to a compact SUV. Seats and cargo area can be arranged eight different ways to provide 54.1 cu. ft. of maximum cargo volume. Innovative interior rear track systems add to Vibe’s functionality.
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  • 4. Outstanding fuel economy EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with standard manual transmission.
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  • 5. FWD Since engine and drivetrain are up front, front-wheel drive maximizes interior space and provides excellent drive traction, especially on wet and slippery surfaces as the car is pulled through a turn.
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  • 6. Enhanced handling capabilities Provided by a wide-track design, independent MacPherson strut front suspension and available StabiliTrak.
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  • 7. Strong value Standard features include air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player, tilt steering wheel, cargo mat, fog lamps, outside power rearview mirrors and stainless steel exhaust system. In addition, options are packaged for enhanced value.
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  • 8. Impressive safety Standard safety features include driver and front passenger frontal air bags, Passenger Sensing air bag system, 3-point safety belts, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). Optional features include driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags with head-curtain sideimpact air bags, OnStar and ABS.
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  • 9. 115-volt 2-prong power outlet Household-style electrical outlet is ideal for powering DVD players, laptops and other devices. Conveniently located on the instrument panel.
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  • 10. Competitive superiorities Industry awards include Consumer Guide’s Best Buy in the Compact Car class. Backing up that superiority, Vibe provides more cargo volume, more front and rear head room and better corrosion protection than Mazda3, and a wider front track, more cargo volume and more interior room than the Focus 5-door hatchback.
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Power & Handling

  • 1.8L VVT I4 Inline 4-cylinder engine uses a frontmounted, transverse, pent roof design with dual overhead cams. Variable Valve Timing Intelligence (VVT-i) contributes to excellent combustion for maximized torque and horsepower across the power band. Compact structural components make the engine compact and lightweight, contributing to Vibe’s outstanding fuel economy. Highly efficient engine helps Vibe qualify as an Ultra-low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV2). - 126 hp @ 6000 rpm. - 122 lb.-ft. torque @ 4200 rpm.
  • Two transmissions. - Standard 5-speed manual delivers 30 mpg city/36 mpg highway fuel economy. - Available 4-speed automatic delivers 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway fuel economy.
  • Sporty suspension Designed for an optimal blend of crisp, sporty handling and smooth ride. - Front: Independent suspension with MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar and high caster angle. - Rear: Twist beams ensures ample wheel stroke for improved ride comfort and quietness couple
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering Provides enhanced road feel and handling.
  • Brakes Standard front disc and rear drums with available 4-wheel ABS.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Enhancement System Helps driver maintain control and keep the car headed in the desired direction in understeer and oversteer driving situations. Available only with automatic transmission, ABS and (PCM) Preferred Package. Not available with 17" cast aluminum wheels.
  • Wheels and tires. - 16" steel wheels with all-season blackwalls: Standard. - 16" cast aluminum wheels with all-season blackwalls: Available separately or as part of (PDX) Sport Package. - 17" cast aluminum wheels with all-season H-rated blackwalls: Available (requires ABS).
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard system constantly monitors all four tires and alerts driver if the pressure in any tire falls outside of acceptable range.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Contemporary design Vibe’s sporty, contemporary styling and functional interior features consistently rate high in consumer research.
  • High level of exterior features Standard features include Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), halogen headlamps, integrated front fog lamps, power outside rearview mirrors, integrated rooftop luggage rack with side rails, Solar-Ray light-tinted glass, intermittent front and rear wipers with washers, rear liftgate with separate liftglass and sporty roof-mounted antenna.
  • Eight exterior colors Platinum, Abyss, Wave, Frosty, Salsa, Stealth, Neptune and Moonstone.
  • High polished stainless steel exhaust tip Available as a dealer-installed accessory.
  • High level of interior features Includes air conditioning, center console with storage and armrest with dual cup holders, 115-volt household-style electrical power outlet on the instrument panel, day/night rearview mirror and rakeadjustable steering column.
  • Complete instrumentation Easy-to-read analog gauges include chrome-accented speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, engine temperature, fuel gauge and outside temperature display. Vibe also provides a warning system for driver and front passenger safety belts, ignition key, headlamps on and door ajar.
  • Standard seats Front seats recline and have vertically adjustable head restraints and driver seat height adjuster. Front passenger seatback folds flat to provide a hard table surface or for long objects to be carried inside the car. The 60/40 split-bench rear seat also folds flat.
  • Two interior colors Standard Cyber Cloth upholstery is available in Graphite or Slate. Available Alta leather seating surfaces are also available in Graphite.
  • 115-volt 2-prong power outlet A household-style electrical outlet is conveniently located on the instrument panel and is ideal for powering DVD players, laptops and other devices.
  • Reconfigurable interior 60/40 split rear seatbacks and front passenger seatback fold flat to allow maximum space for cargo, passengers or any combination of the two.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player Features a 4-speaker sound system, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Features a Monsoon premium 7-speaker sound system, seek-and-scan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer. This audio system is included and only available with (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package.
  • AM/FM stereo with 6-disc, in-dash CD changer Features a Monsoon premium 7-speaker sound system, seek-andscan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer. System is not available with XM Satellite Radio.
  • 4-speaker system Standard.
  • Standard interior rear track accessory system Includes two parallel tracks that run the length of the rear compartment, four tie downs and four chrome tie-down hooks.
  • Standard cargo storage Includes concealed storage compartments on both sides of the rear cargo area, tie downs in rear quarter trim panels and a console tray with storage bin around spare tire.
  • Rear cargo cover Available cover conceals items stored in the rear.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Includes Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), power windows and door locks, cruise control, inside manual day/night mirror with dual reading lights and illuminated entry interior lighting with delay.
  • (B57) Premium Monotone Package Includes body-colored trim, front and rear fascias, door handles, body-color mirrors and rear liftgate trim. Available separately or included with (PDX) Sport Package.
  • (PCQ) Premium Package Includes leather seating surfaces, leather door trim and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Requires (PCM) Preferred Package.
  • (PDF) Security Package Includes OnStar and 4-wheel ABS. Requires (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package and (PCM) Preferred Package.
  • (PDX) Sport Package Includes (B57) Premium Monotone Package, 16" cast aluminum wheels and AM/FM stereo with 6-disc, in-dash CD changer and Monsoon premium 7-speaker system.
  • (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package Includes power sunroof, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and Monsoon premium 7-speaker system with integrated subwoofer.
  • Monsoon premium speaker system 228-watt, 7-speaker sound system features amplified tweeters and rear subwoofer. System is available separately or included with (PDX) Sport Package or (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package.
  • Available XM Satellite Radio Provides more than 170 channels of coast-to-coast digital coverage, providing customers with the most entertainment options wherever they are. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.
  • Available OnStar Includes Safe & Sound Plan for added peace of mind. Visit onstar.com for more information.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 1.8L DOHC VVT-i I4 126 @ 6000, 122 @ 4200
    • 1.8L DOHC VVT I4, 148 @ 6500, 125 @ 5200
    • 2.3L DOHC VVT I4, 156 @ 6500, 150 @ 4500
    • 1.8L DOHC VVT-i I4, 126 @ 6000, 122 @ 4200
    • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; CVT w/ AutoStick (A w/ 2.0L)
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ standard transmission
    • 26/33
    • 24/29
    • 22/29
    • 26/33
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ available transmission
    • 25/31
    • 23/27
    • 22/29
    • 25/31
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 102.4
    • 103.7
    • 103.9
    • 102.4
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 59.6/58.9
    • 59.8/59.8
    • 60.2/59.6
    • 59.6/58.9
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Rear suspension
    • Semi-independent torsion beam
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Semi-independent torsion beam
    • Steering
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Speed-proportional power rack-and-pinion
    • Stability control
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Traction control
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Lateral acceleration (est.)
    • .88 G
    • .78 G
    • .88 G
    • .87 G
    • Turning radius (ft.)
    • 18.4
    • 17.8
    • 17.1
    • 18.4
    • Brakes
    • Power disc/drum
    • Power disc/drum
    • 4-wheel power disc w/ EBD and Brake Assist
    • Power disc/drum
    • Antilock braking (ABS)
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Wheels & tires
    • 16" steel w/ all-season tires; 16" aluminum (A); 17" aluminum (A)
    • 17" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 17" alloy w/ V-rated all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires; 17" (A)
    • Reclining front bucket seats
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Fold-flat front passenger seatback
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Leather-appointed seating
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Manual air conditioning
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Adjustable steering wheel
    • Tilt
    • Tilt
    • Tilt/telescope
    • Tilt
    • 2-prong 115-volt power outlet
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Rear cargo bins
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Rear cargo track system
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Cargo tie downs
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Cargo mat
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Roof-mounted luggage rack w/ side rails
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Liftgate w/ separate liftglass
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • # speakers
    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
    • MP3 play capability
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Satellite radio
    • A
    • S
    • DIO
    • -
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 40.6/39.8
    • 39.8/38.9
    • 39.1/38.4
    • 40.6/39.8
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 41.8/36.3
    • 41.8/35.7
    • 41.1/36/3
    • 41.8/36.3
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 53.2/52.6
    • 54.2/53.4
    • 54.9/54.0
    • 53.2/52.6
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 51.7/47.8
    • 52.2/49.6
    • 53.8/52.5
    • 51.7/47.8
    • Cargo volume behind 2nd seat (cu. ft.)
    • 19.3
    • 18.5
    • 17.1
    • 21.8
    • Max. cargo volume (cu. ft.)
    • 54.1
    • 48.0
    • 43.8
    • 53.2
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • Lifetime Limited
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • -
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 3/36,000
    • -
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Front/rear head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • Fog lamps
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Antilock braking (ABS)
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Stability control
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Tire pressure monitoring
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • OnStar Telematics
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -

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