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2009 Pontiac Vibe 2009 Hyundai Elantra 2009 Honda Fit
     
Vibe GT
  • Vibe 1.8L
  • Vibe 2.4L
  • Vibe AWD
  • Vibe GT
4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn Man SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE PZEV
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $20,875 $14,120 $14,750
Invoice $19,936 $13,735 $14,236
Avg. Paid $10,611 $7,814 $9,035

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.4 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.0 9.8
Performance 7.1 7.6 8.2
Interior 7.5 8.2 9.1
Operating Cost 8.1 8.3 8.4
Safety 9.2 8.4 9.3
Reliability 4.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Above-average safety score
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • High reliability score
  • Good gas mileage
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Few standard interior features
  • Uninspiring performance
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas L4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 24 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 104.3 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 172.1 177.4 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 69.9 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.4 58.3 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 2723 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.4 97.9 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.0 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.5 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.6 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 54.2 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.6 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.0 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 55.1 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 54.0 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 49.4 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 158 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 136 @ 4600 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 36.9 33.9 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard