• Dec 5, 2007
Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.

Pontiac released the pricing details on the 2009 Vibe today, and when the wagon/CUV hits dealers this February you'll be able to drive off in the base model for $15,895 (including destination fee) – a significant drop from the '08 model's $17,395 cost of entry. The all-wheel-drive equipped Vibe will come in at just under $20k at $19,495, while the GT model is priced at $19,895. Both the GT and AWD versions come with the Toyota-sourced 158 hp 2.4-liter inline four.

Not a bad deal, especially considering that all models come standard with four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, StabiliTrak traction control, OnStar and six airbags.

Pontiac's press release can be viewed in full after the jump.



PRESS RELEASE

Pontiac Announces Pricing for 2009 Vibe

All-New Version of Compact Crossover Starts Under $16k

DETROIT - Pontiac today confirmed pricing for the 2009 Vibe will start at $15,895 when it arrives in dealer showrooms in February 2008. Also returning to the Vibe family for the 2009 model year, an all-wheel drive model will start at $19,495 and the performance-oriented GT model will start at $19,895. All prices include a $585 destination and freight charge.

"Our goal with the new Vibe was to enhance its style and performance without sacrificing functionality and fuel economy," said Craig Bierley, Pontiac marketing director. "Every Vibe model now comes with a bold new look, increased engine power and a host of standard safety features, but still gets up to 32 miles per gallon."

The Vibe is powered by a 1.8-liter engine and five-speed manual transmission that can be upgraded to a 2.4-liter engine. Standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, six airbags and OnStar.

All-wheel drive and GT models come standard with the 158 hp 2.4-liter engine.

Customers can get a closer look at the 2009 Vibe at www.pontiac.com/2009vibe.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      i still want the 180hp XRS, but 158 is better than 128


        • 7 Years Ago
        Any word of a Pontiac Vibe GXP?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is the nicest Pontiac Toyota ever designed :) For that price combined with the ridiculous fuel costs nowadays, a car like this should remain a strong seller. The drivetrains are bulletproof in these and they great great fuel economy for the amount of utility.
      • 7 Years Ago
      God I hope the Canadian price will drop as well.....as Vibe currently starts about 2000$ more than a Matrix.... i would LOVE to get a Vibe at basic Matrix price.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well Matrix starts about 2000 cheaper but equipment price quickly brings it back up to equal or even more expensive than the Vibe. But a basic vibe with a good standard equipment at a basic Matrix price would be a hell of a deal :)
      Larry
      • 7 Years Ago
      WHAT? They didn't rename it the G1? (I was astonished at the auto show when I saw the "G5," the model formerly known as Prince, OOPS, I meant "Sunfire!")
      • 7 Years Ago
      This and the Astra are the only decent small cars GM sells. I'd also say the Vibe is once again the better looking of the twins this time around.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are they still continuing the weird model year timing that started when the Matrix/Vibe first came out?!
        Kumail
        • 7 Years Ago
        well, the front of the new matrix is just horrible and this is a great improvement from the past vibe, i really think it has a shot, hopefully pontiac didnt make everything inside light up red...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It did surprise me on the last model that the Vibe cost more than the Matrix. It should be cheaper. Maybe GM has to pay more since its done in a joint factory that pretty much is a Toyota factory (NUMMI).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Color me stunned. There are a lot of added features for the price. The Vibe's back on my shopping list.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still miss the rear opening window :-(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it actually stabilitrak or is it VSC? If it is actually Stabilitrak does that mean the Matrix would get that too?
        • 7 Years Ago
        'Is it live, or is it memorex?"
        Stabilitrac is VSC. It is simply a GM marketing term for the exact same technology everyone else sells under various 3-letter acronyms. In this case, it's the same exact system used on the Matrix and Corolla.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car looks a bit like the Corolla Verso. Please that me that happened accidently.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pretty pricey for a corrola wagon. Too bad they don't offer a base model without all that 'standard' (not free) equipment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good car because it's a Corolla and slick-looking, too.
      But I'd rather have the Matrix rather than a Pontiac-branded one.

      The Geo Prizm was a Chevy-branded Corolla and had GM electrical system an other parts that were different from Corollas. So, some repairs had to be made by Chevy dealers and couldn't be performed by Toyota dealers. Some Chevy dealers weren't skillful in servicing Prizms--at least that's what I heard from one reliable source.

      I think re-branded cars like the Vibe are bastard vehicles even if they're also good vehicles.

      If you like the Vibe, buy the real thing and go for the Matrix instead. My guess is that its resale value will be better, too. The upcoming new Matrix is a bit strange, but an improvement over the current one IMO.
        • 7 Years Ago
        So the Geo Prizm was a Chevy-branded Corolla, yet had a completely different electrical system (designed by GM), and Chevy dealers didn't know how to work on them? I'd check your source if I were you.

        Any competent mechanic can handle any issue that might crop up on a Corolla (or Matrix/Vibe) but regardless, the automotive industry has made some major strides since the time of the Geo 15 years ago. If anything I'd consider the Pontiac Vibe for the better price and better warranty, not to mention that Toyota's quality is nothing to brag about these days.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The prizm had the same electrical system as the corolla. Only the badges were different. I'm willing to believe some Chevy stores were not as adept at working on toyotas.
        Polly- you're right about the warranty and price. Add to that the fact that depending on where you live, you might not have a Toyota store that's worth a $#!+ near you. As for slipping toyota quality- the vibe is built to the exact same standards, using much of the same parts, so there is no quality difference between the two. As for resale, look up prices for used vibes- great residual.
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