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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Lacks some clever features like the Chill Box or the tailgate speakers
Kelley Blue Book
Features are a good distraction from its unfortunate moniker
Features include a 115-volt outlet
The 2009 Pontiac Vibe lineup comes with a few nifty features, but unfortunately you'll have to go for the upper-level models if you want access to the coolest options.
In its usual facetious way, Mother Proof opines that the Pontiac Vibe 2009 "has a lot of things going for it—except its name—but the car's features are a good distraction from its unfortunate moniker." According to Kelley Blue Book, standard equipment for the Pontiac Vibe 2009 base trim consists of "six-way adjustable driver's seat, four-speaker sound system with AM/FM radio with CD, XM satellite and an auxiliary input jack" in addition to aforementioned 2009 Pontiac safety features; however, "it lacks some clever features like the Chill Box or the tailgate speakers." Edmunds reports that this 2009 Pontiac in base trim includes "a tilt/telescoping steering column" as well. The 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT brings a few more standard features to the party, including power accessories, a "leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls, cruise control," and a "Monsoon AM/FM/CD/MP3 player," says ConsumerGuide.
In addition to the standard features offered on the 2009 Pontiac Vibe, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that there are a couple desirable options available on this 2009 Pontiac. According to Kelley Blue Book, additional options for this 2009 Pontiac model include a "320-watt premium Monsoon sound system," though this is only available on AWD versions, and a "power glass sunroof, 17-inch chrome or machine-finish wheels and a roof rack." ConsumerGuide says that "air conditioning" with an "interior air filter" is available for $950 on base models, as well as an "AM/FM/CD/MP3" system that is not standard equipment on the base 2009 Pontiac Vibe. Edmunds adds that all 2009 Pontiac Vibe models except the GT have an "available Preferred Package, which provides full power accessories, cruise control and keyless entry."
The standard equipment list is a little stingy, but nearly every other feature that’s expected in a car of this type is on the options list.