Compare 2009 Toyota Matrix vs 2009 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Toyota Matrix
2009 Pontiac Vibe
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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
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4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $15,752 $16,495
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,553 $20,475
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,229
$15,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,290
$16,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution. The small-hatchback competition is growing, but with a new look, upgraded powertrains, and bolstered safety features, the new 2009 Pontiac Vibe should be a top choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Passenger Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114 91.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 171.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
61.5 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.8 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 10.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.19
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QGF
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Temporary - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QGF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2865 2856
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
EFI DOHC
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LAY
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.31
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Compact Car
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Pontiac Vibe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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