Pontiac cuts $1,500 off base price of Vibe, starts under $16k

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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.


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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