There are few vehicles of a similar size to the 2008 Pontiac Vibe that offer such versatility and usable interior space.
Its boxy body affords an impressive amount of space, while offering good fuel efficiency.
Along more conventional lines, the Kia Spectra5 is an economical five-door hatchback model that's definitely more fun to drive than the Vibe, though it might not be as spacious inside.
The Dodge Caliber also competes in this class; it offers impressive features, such as tailgate speakers, but it has a rather loud interior and isn't as comfortable.
And if you're willing to go up a little bit in size, the Subaru Forester might fit your needs.
It's more of a sport-utility vehicle, but it's small with the most carlike driving position, and it's one of the best handling and easiest to park among them.
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|2008 Pontiac VibeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2009 Scion xBBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge CaliberBrowse Used Listings|
|26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas L4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Compact Passenger Car||4WD Sport Utility||Small Station Wagon||Mid-size|
|4-Door HB||4-Door Manual X||5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)||4-Door HB SE FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Compact Car||4 Door||4 Door Wagon||Hatchback|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2008 Pontiac Vibe vs. 2009 Subaru Forester||2008 Pontiac Vibe vs. 2009 Scion xB||2008 Pontiac Vibe vs. 2008 Dodge Caliber|