Pontiac Vibe AWD Review | MPGomatic | Where Gas Mileage Matters

4 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Pontiac Vibe AWD Review | MPGomatic | Where Gas Mileage Matters
Pontiac Vibe

AWD Review

Pontiac Vibe AWD Review The 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD is one of the affordable and thrifty AWD cars in America. The Vibe shares its with the Toyota Matrix. the Vibe and Matrix are built in the Fremont, CA auto plant.

If looking for a small all-wheel-drive with unique styling, the Pontiac Vibe AWD just be playing your tune.

The AWD Vibe’s 2.4-liter Toyota produces 158 horsepower (HP) and 162 pounds of torque. The inline four is exclusively mated to a automatic transmission. Unfortunately, a transmission is not available in the AWD Vibe.

The mileage estimates for the 2009 AWD are 20 city / 26 highway miles per (MPG).

We rolled up well 500 miles on our Liquid Platinum unit and were able to past the official estimates, an average of 32.2 MPG on the Interstate and 24.2 MPG combined. The Vibe well when driven a light foot at highway Conscientious driving with the control off pays off handsomely.

Vibe AWD Highway MPG Testing

control on @ 68 MPH #8211; 31.1 MPG

control off, target between 60-72 MPH #8211; MPG

(Test period temperatures from the forties through the

While the Vibe AWD isn’t a demon, it has enough punch to that highway merge, a power band that to life in the neighborhood of four RPM.

Although it’s one of the fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles tested, the Vibe lacks an average and an instant fuel display. If you’re keen on the best gas mileage, you’ll to turn to the aftermarket for a device the ScanGaugeII or AutoMeter EcoMeter to instant feedback on fuel By adding one of these gauges, learn how to most effectively your right foot and get the out of every gallon.

The Vibe’s interior is comfortable for adults, but the front seats lumbar support and heated We’d like to see both as an option.

The standard audio includes XM Satellite Radio and a audio input jack. is no USB support.

There’s a single 12-volt at the base of the dash, along a handy 115-volt 3-prong style electrical outlet.

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The cargo area with flat rear seats is one of the best attributes. With the seats down, the Vibe 49.4 cubic feet of capacity.

All-in-all, the Pontiac AWD is a worthy contender in the entry-level five door market, a comfortable interior, plenty of space, and respectable fuel

Parts Content Information:

parts content: 61%

Major of foreign parts content: #8211; 39%

Final Assembly

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