The 2006 Pontiac Vibe Base is a front-wheel drive sport wagon, with fold-flat rear seats and a fold-flat front passenger seat that expands the versatile cargo space to 54 cubic feet. A 1.8-liter, 126-hp I4 engine powers the 2006 Vibe Base, and it comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission or optional 4-speed automatic. There are few standard features, however, in order to keep the weight and price low. Air conditioning is standard, but power windows and locks, ABS brakes, and stability control are all extra.
Other equipment includes dual front airbags, a security system, tachometer and temperature display, a roof rack, fog lights, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights, intermittent front and rear wipers, and a CD player. Some new options for the 2006 Vibe Base include a CD changer with MP3 playback (in the Sport Package) leather seats and steering wheel (Premium Package), and OnStar and a tire monitor (Security Package). Satellite radio, splash guards, keyless entry, a sunroof, and cargo units for the trunk are other add-ons. Owners like the room, affordability, cargo flexibility, and great gas mileage (30/35 mpg). But the ride can be both rough and noisy.