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2005 Pontiac Vibe

2005  Pontiac Vibe
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The Vibe keeps gaining more customers, and it keeps improving with each new year to bring more into the fold. If you think that's an overstatement, just consider the numbers: Vibe sales increased 45 percent in 2003.

The Vibe continues to attract people with its blend of roominess and inventiveness, not to mention its ever-evolving spirit. Additional safety features and revised styling mark the 2005 edition of Pontiac's crossover wagon.

Available Models
The 2005 Pontiac Vibe is offered in two models: base and GT.

Interior Features
The interior of the 2005 Pontiac Vibe is perhaps the biggest selling point of all. The four-door car can seat five people with ease. With one touch the rear seats fold flat, creating a level load floor and 54.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.

There are many practical features inside the Vibe. You can have one with a DVD-based navigation screen, while the center console contains two cupholders, a small covered storage bin, a larger covered lower bin under the console lid, a cell phone holder and a coinholder.

Good sound is another option with this year's Vibe model. The booming "Moon & Tunes" package combines a power-operated moonroof with a stunning audio system anchored by a new, integrated sub-woofer.

Exterior Features
The 2005 Pontiac Vibe features a restyled front fascia and grille that carry styling cues from the 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster. All models keep the unique swing-up tailgate with separate-opening window. They come with 16-inch wheels; 17s are optional with front-wheel drive.

Base models are offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; uplevel GT models only come in front-wheel drive. The base engine is a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder model with variable-valve timing. FWD models produce 130 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque; AWD models have 123 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque.

GT models use the same size engine, but with specs of 170 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.

For 2005, a dealer-installed supercharger kit is available. With it, the Vibe gains 7.5 pounds of engine boost and an approximately 35-percent increase in horsepower and torque.

Safety and Security
The 2005 Pontiac Vibe features a large safety cage and crumple zones, while antilock brakes are standard with AWD and GT models. They are optional with the base model. A tire pressure monitor is now standard on GT and AWD models.

GTs include rear disc brakes instead of drums and, along with front-drive base models, are available for the first time with an antiskid system. Head-protecting curtain side airbags are another new 2005 option; they team with carryover front torso side airbags.

2005 Pontiac Vibe - New for 2005

Restyled front fascia and grille
Standard passive suppression air bag system on passenger side
Tire pressure monitor standard on GT and AWD models
New fabric patterns in Slate and Graphite colors
Available side curtain air bag system coupled with side thorax air bags (in seat)
Available StabiliTrak vehicle stability enhancement system
Available “Moon & Tunes” package with integrated sub-woofer
Available leather seating
Available programmable automatic door locks
OnStar Gen 6 hardware with upgraded hands-free capability

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.8L I4 VVT-I
1.8L I4 VVTL-I
130 @ 6000
170 @ 7600
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
VVT-I auto: 28/33
VVT-I manual: 29/36
VVT-I AWD: 26/31
VVTL-I manual: 28/33

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