Compare 2008 Pontiac Vibe vs 2009 Toyota Matrix

2008 Pontiac Vibe
2009 Toyota Matrix
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 26 33 $16,012 $16,855
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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,012
$15,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,855
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$272 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With especially reliable Toyota bones and a style that's still quite fresh after five years, the 2008 Pontiac Vibe is worth a look. Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 114
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 171.9
Height, Overall (in)
62.2 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.3 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.1 61.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.36 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2865
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.90
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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