The Vibe is front-wheel drive and comes with a 1.8L DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, making 132 horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 128 pounds-feet of torque at 4400 rpm, and mated to either a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
A 2.4L DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine is also available, producing 158 horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 162 pounds-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. This engine can be had with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive powertrains, as well as a choice of a 5-speed manual or an optional 5-speed automatic transmission.
All Pontiac Vibes get a MacPherson strut front suspension; the base AWD and GT trims have an independent multi-link rear suspension for enhanced handling, while the base front-drive model has a torsion-beam setup that is tuned for a more comfortable ride. An electric power steering system on all Vibes helps improve fuel economy while providing improved response.
Electronic stability control is now standard on all Vibe models, as are 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Side thorax air bags for front occupants are standard, along with head-curtain side air bags covering front rear occupants, plus active head restraints to help reduce whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end crash.
The Vibe's interior is especially roomy, with a back seat that is split 60/40 and can fold flat to yield nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo space. The cargo floor has rubberized strips to prevent items from moving, and is supplemented with storage cubbies and compartments. Models with the 2.4L engine get a fold-flat front passenger seat and a rear cargo storage organizer with tie-down hooks.
All Vibes feature standard power mirrors, front and rear floor mats, satellite radio, auto-off headlights and steel wheels. The 2.4L trims add air conditioning.
GT models are differentiated by a more aggressive front fascia, including larger fog lamps, a roof spoiler and bright exhaust tip, while all-wheel drive models get a roof rack. The standard audio system is a 4-speaker AM/FM radio with CD and XM satellite radio compatibility and an auxiliary input. A premium Monsoon 320-watt system, with MP3 compatibility, seven speakers and steering-wheel audio controls, is optional on those models and standard on the GT. Also standard on the GT are leather seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The Preferred Package with all the GT upgrade items is available for all base models. An optional sunroof is also available on all trims.
Suspension front independent, rear torsion beam with front and rear stabilizer bar
Suspension, Ride and Handling
Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with bolt-on wheel covers
Tires, P205/55R16 all-season, blackwall
Headlamps halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front and rear intermittent with pulse washers and non-variable delay
Liftgate, rear with glass
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and programmable equalizer
Audio system feature, 4-speaker system
XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM. (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)
Seats, Front bucket with Cloth includes vertical adjustable outboard head restraints
Seats rear 60/40 split-bench, flat-folding with 3 vertical adjust head restraints
Seat adjuster, driver manual height
Head restraints front seats, active and 3-position rear
Console, floor with storage, cup holders and armrest
Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front and rear
Steering wheel, 3-spoke
Steering column, rake, adjustable and telescoping
Instrumentation analog, includes speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, engine temperature, fuel gauge, outside temperature display, chrome accented and warning system for front passenger safety belts, ignition key, headlamps on and door ajar
Door locks, front manual
Vents, rear HVAC, located under driver and front passenger seats (Heater only when (C41) heater outside air with fan is ordered.)
Defogger rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and front passenger
Power outlet 3-prong, household style on instrument panel, 115-volt, 100-watt, 1-amp
Mirror inside rearview, manual day/night with OnStar buttons
Visors driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, includes drivers side pamphlet holder
Assist handles 2 driver and front passenger and 2 rear outboard with coat hooks
Lighting, interior with cargo area light
Lighting, interior illuminated entry with delay
Storage, floor console dual-stage cargo box, floor storage with adjustable partitions, center instrument panel storage and fold-down coin holder, 4 rear cargo tie-downs, front door map pockets with beverage holders, rear beverage holders, oversized glove box with an integrated shelf and rear cargo storage box
StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and head-curtain and seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Safety belts, 3-point driver and front passenger, height-adjustable with pretensioners and load limiters
Safety belts, 3-point, rear all seating positions with center position lap belt and head restraints
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in the 3 rear seating positions