2009 Pontiac Vibe

Overview

The all-new 2009 Vibe offers a broad range of product offerings to appeal to the wide variety of buyers and vehicle needs that fuel the small car crossover market. Vibe is now available in three distinctive models with varying levels of content, powertrain choices and performance characteristics. - Vibe. - Vibe 1.8L. - Vibe 2.4L. - Vibe AWD. - Vibe GT.

Top Ten Features

  • 1. State-of-the-art engines Both new engines feature lightweight aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) for high per-liter output and Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which enables outstanding performance coupled with fuel economy and emissions control.
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  • 2. 30+ mpg fuel economy Even with its greater power and torque, the all-new Vibe 1.8L still delivers 32 mpg highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission and 31 mpg highway with the available 4-speed automatic.
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  • 3. Custom-tuned suspensions Tuned specifically for each model. AWD and GT feature 4-wheel independent suspensions for nimble handling and maneuverability. GT also adds sport tuning and tower-to-tower integrated damper for increased steering response.
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  • 4.Electronic AWD Full electronic, stateof- the-art, on-demand system actually anticipates wheel spin and seamlessly transfers power to the rear wheels as needed. Standard on Vibe AWD.
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  • 5. Rear cargo management system Takes functionality to a new level with three grocery bag hooks, three configurable compartments and a recessed bin large enough to hold two gallons of milk. Standard on Vibe 2.4L, Vibe AWD and Vibe GT; available on Vibe 1.8L.
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  • 6. Remarkable interior functionality Provides 49.4 cu. ft. of cargo capacity, more than Dodge Caliber or Mazda3 5-Door. A foldflat front passenger seatback on Vibe 2.4L, Vibe AWD and Vibe GT models accommodates long cargo items inside the vehicle and has a recessed tray on the back that can be used as a work surface.
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  • 7. Proactive safety Standard features include dual-stage frontal air bags with PSS, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, front and rear head-curtain side-impact air bags, active head restraints, extendedarm wiper design, LATCH, ABS, traction control, StabiliTrak Stability Control System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and OnStar, making Vibe one of the segment’s safest vehicles.
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  • 8. Roof-mounted luggage rack Provides added functionality for Vibe’s on-the-go buyers. Standard on Vibe AWD; available on Vibe 2.4L.
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  • 9. Entertainment technology XM Radio and an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players are standard on all models.
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  • 10. 3-prong, 115-volt power point Household-style outlet on the center stack powers personal electronics without an inverter.
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Power & Handling

  • 1.8L VVT DOHC I4 More power and torque than previous generation with fuel economy that still tops 30+ mpg. Standard and only available on Vibe 1.8L. - 132 hp @ 6000 rpm. - 128 lb.-ft. torque @ 4400 rpm.
  • 2.4L VVT DOHC I4 Standard on Vibe 2.4L, Vibe AWD and Vibe GT. - 158 hp @ 6000 rpm. - 162 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm.
  • 5-speed manual transmission Standard on Vibe 1.8L, Vibe 2.4L and Vibe GT. - Vibe 1.8L EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 26/32. - Vibe 2.4L and Vibe GT EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 21/28.
  • 4-speed automatic transmission Standard on Vibe AWD; available on Vibe 1.8L. - Vibe AWD EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 20/26. - Vibe 1.8L EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 25/31.
  • 5-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (DSC) Available on Vibe 2.4L and Vibe GT. Vibe 2.4L and Vibe GT EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 21/29.
  • Electronic AWD Provides confident all-weather grip on all types of roads by automatically and seamlessly controlling torque distribution to the front and rear wheels when front-wheel slippage is detected. Unlike full-time systems, Vibe’s on-demand system is in front-drive mode in normal driving conditions, which improves fuel economy. It also improves performance by eliminating wheel slippage when accelerating and enhances handling through yaw control input.
  • Model-specific suspensions. Vibe: Provides an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam semi-independent rear suspension. - Vibe AWD: Has a fully independent suspension with front MacPherson struts and multi-link rear design calibrated to deliver taut handling, highly responsive steering and a more controlled ride. - Vibe GT: Adds a tower-to-tower integrated damper and Sport-Tuned independent suspension. The damper adds cross-vehicle stiffness for a quicker reaction to steering inputs.
  • Electronic power rack-and-pinion steering Quieter, more fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly than hydraulic systems.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Control System Helps driver maintain control and keep the car headed in the desired direction in understeer and oversteer driving situations. Standard on all models and integrated with braking system.
  • 4-wheel disc brakes Standard on all models. Includes vented front rotors, lightweight aluminum calipers and large rotors for high-performance braking.
  • Wheels and tires. 16" steel wheels with silver-painted covers and all-season tires standard on Vibe and Vibe AWD models. Unique designs for Vibe 1.8L and Vibe 2.4L. - 17" bright machine-faced aluminum wheels and all-season tires available on Vibe 2.4L and AWD. - 17" chrome-cladded aluminum wheels with all-season tires available on Vibe 2.4L and AWD. - 18" bright machine-faced aluminum wheels and all-season tires standard on GT.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard system constantly monitors all four tires and alerts driver if improper inflation is detected so action can be taken.

Comfort And Convenience

  • All-new design Faster roofline and more aggressive windshield rake provide a sportier silhouette. Clean, flowing lines with reflective sculptural shapes project a contemporary, athletic appearance. Headlamps and tail lamps are highly detailed for a jewel-like appearance. Body panel gaps are less than 4mm for an impressive fitand- finish.
  • Vibe GT sport cues Include unique lower front fascia with larger performance-oriented lower openings and distinctive hexagonal pattern, large rally-inspired fog lamps and outboard inlet grilles, and lower rocker panels with air inlet grilles up front. Features in the rear include a larger wing-like spoiler, unique air-extractor-style lower fascia and larger bright chrome exhaust tip with rolled edge.
  • Roof-mounted luggage rack Includes center rails and is standard on Vibe AWD; available on Vibe 2.4L.
  • Eight exterior colors Jet Black Metallic, Red Hot Metallic, Liquid Platinum Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Ultra White, Carbon Gray Metallic, Navy Blue Metallic and Mystic Blue Metallic.
  • Power sunroof Available on Vibe GT; included and only available as part of the (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package on Vibe 2.4L and Vibe AWD.
  • High level of standard features All Vibe models include rake and telescoping wheel, highly bolstered seats for comfort, manual driver seat height adjuster, eight adjustable cup holders, one or two map pockets on front seatbacks, armrest integrated into each door, and passenger assist handles at all doors. Rear-door assist handles include coat hangers.
  • Rear cargo management system Integrated into cargo load floor, the system provides three storage sections divided by two adjustable nets, large recessed bin and three grocery bag hooks. System folds flat into the load floor when not in use. Standard on Vibe 2.4L, Vibe AWD and Vibe GT; available on Vibe 1.8L.
  • Underfloor storage Located between the cargo management system and rear seats. Water-resistant compartments make it ideal for stowing umbrellas, wet bathing suits, boots, etc.
  • Large two-tier glove box Includes a separate slot for the owner’s manual. Large enough to accommodate a hand bag or other large items.
  • Convenient storage All Vibe models provide fold-out IP compartment with built-in coin changer; compartment slot in center stack ideal for stowing an iPod; front sun visors feature a mirror and document holder.
  • Vibe GT seating Features Sport front bucket seats with leather-accented seating and GT embroidery on front seatbacks.
  • Fold-flat 60/40 rear seats Provide an extended flat load floor and increase Vibe’s cargo capacity to up to 49.4 cu. ft.
  • Fold-flat front passenger seatback Extends interior cargo space to accommodate long items inside the vehicle and provides a flat recessed tray that can be used as a work surface. Standard on all models except Vibe 1.8L.
  • Interior cargo versatility Rubberized strips on rear seatbacks and cargo straps reduce cargo movement and prevent scuffing.
  • Up to eight grocery bag hooks Two on each rear cargo wall, three in the rear cargo organizing system and one more conveniently located in the front passenger footwell.
  • 3-prong 115-volt outlet Household-style outlet on center stack lets customers power up their personal electronics.
  • 12-volt auxiliary outlet Located on the center stack. Powers DVD players, MP3 players and other portable electronic devices.
  • Up to eight cup holders Includes compartments in all four doors, two in rear seat and adjustable dividers in center console.
  • Passenger assist grips One at each door. Rear assist grips include coat hangers.
  • Single-zone air conditioning Standard on Vibe AWD and Vibe GT; available on Vibe.
  • Theft-deterrent system Available on all models.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Includes Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), cruise control, power windows, power door locks and front and rear variable intermittent wipers (intermittent wipers not included on Vibe 1.8L).
  • (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package Includes power sunroof, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 playback, Monsoon 320-watt 7-speaker sound system with amplifier and subwoofer, leather-wrapped shifter and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. Available on Vibe 2.4L and Vibe AWD. Requires (PCM) Preferred Package.
  • (U1C) AM/FM stereo with CD player Standard system on Vibe and Vibe AWD. Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player and includes seek-and-scan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer.
  • (ULA) AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 playback Standard on Vibe GT; available on Vibe and Vibe AWD. Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player and includes seekand- scan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer.
  • 4-speaker sound system Provides 100 watts of power. Standard on Vibe and Vibe AWD.
  • Monsoon 7-speaker sound system Provides four midrange speakers, two tweeters, one 8" subwoofer and 320 watts of power. Standard on Vibe GT; included and only available as part of the (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package on Vibe 2.4L and Vibe AWD.
  • XM Radio Standard XM Radio includes three trial months of service and provides commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports, plus the biggest names in News, Talk, Comedy and Family programming, wherever you go from coast-to-coast. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more information.
  • OnStar Your first year of Safe & Sound service is standard when you purchase or lease a new Vibe and includes valuable features such as 24-hour access to expertly trained, caring Advisors, a connection to emergency services and access to OnStar Hands-Free Calling and Vehicle Diagnostics. Visit onstar.com for more information.
    • comparison chart
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 1.8L I4 VVT, 132 @ 6000, 128 @ 4400
    • 1.8L I4 VVT, 148 @ 6500, 125 @ 5200
    • 2.3L I4 VVT, 156 @ 6500, 150 @ 4500
    • 1.8L I4 VVT, 132 @ 6000, 128 @ 4400
    • 2.4L I4 VVT, 158 @ 6000, 162 @ 4000
    • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. w/ DSC (A)
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg)
    • 26/32 (man.); 25/31 (auto.)
    • 24/29
    • 22/29
    • 26/32 (man.); 25/31 (auto.)
    • 21/27 (man.); 21/28 (auto.)
    • Fuel tank (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 13.6
    • 14.5
    • 13.2
    • 13.2
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 102.4
    • 103.7
    • 103.9
    • 102.4
    • 102.4
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 59.8/59.9
    • 59.8/59.8
    • 60.2/59.6
    • 59.8/59.9
    • 59.8/59.9
    • Turning diameter (ft.)
    • 35.3
    • 35.5
    • 34.1
    • 36.0
    • 36.0
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Rear suspension
    • Semi-independent torsion beam
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Steering
    • Electronic power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Electronic power rack-and-pinion
    • Electronic power rack-and-pinion
    • Stability control
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • Traction control
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • Disc/drum w/ ABS; 4-wheel disc w/ ABS (A)
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, EBD, BA
    • Disc/drum; ABS, EBD, BA (A)
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • Wheels & tires
    • 16" steel w/all-season tires
    • 17" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 17" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 15" steel w/all-season tires
    • 16" steel w/all-season tires
    • Fold-flat front passenger seatback
    • (1.8L); S (2.4L)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Front-passenger seatback tray
    • (1.8L); S (2.4L)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Air conditioning
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Adjustable steering wheel
    • Tilt/telescope
    • Tilt
    • Tilt/telescope
    • Tilt/telescope
    • Tilt/telescope
    • 115V power outlet
    • 3-prong
    • 2-prong
    • -
    • -
    • 3-prong
    • 12V auxiliary power outlet
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Composite cargo floor/rear seatback rubberized strips
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Cargo tie-downs
    • 4
    • -
    • -
    • 5
    • 5
    • Grocery bag hooks
    • 5 (1.8L); 8 (2.4L)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • 5
    • Rear cargo management system
    • A (1.8L); S (2.4L)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Underfloor storage
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Roof-mounted luggage rack
    • (1.8L); A (2.4L)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Speakers
    • 4; 7 (A 2.4L)
    • 4; 8 (A)
    • 6
    • 4; 6 (A)
    • 6; 9 (A)
    • MP3 play capability
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Factory-installed satellite radio
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 40.5/39.4
    • 39.8/38.9
    • 39.1/38.4
    • 40.5/39.4
    • 40.5/39.4
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 41.6/36.2
    • 41.8/35.7
    • 41.1/36.3
    • 41.6/36.2
    • 41.6/36.2
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 53.3/52.6
    • 54.2/53.4
    • 54.9/54.0
    • 53.3/52.6
    • 53.3/52.6
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 52.3/43.7
    • 52.2/49.6
    • 54.9/54.0
    • 52.3/43.7
    • 52.3/43.7
    • Cargo volume, behind 2nd row (cu. ft.)
    • 20.1
    • 18.5
    • 17.1
    • 19.8
    • 19.8
    • Max. cargo volume (cu. ft.)
    • 49.4
    • 48.0
    • 43.8
    • 48.9
    • 48.9
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 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
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 3/36,000
    • -
    • -
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Front/rear head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Active front head restraints
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Antilock braking
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • S (OnStar)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -

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