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2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$3,971
8 listings nationwide

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2010 Pontiac Vibe
1.8L
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,322
9 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base

The 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is a sporty-looking 2-door budget coupe that packs a zippy little engine, making this a nice alternative for those wanting a sports-like ride but who haven't g...

2010 Pontiac Vibe
1.8L
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The popular 2010 Pontiac Vibe remains virtually unchanged after a comprehensive re-design in ’09. Versatile yet sporty, the 2010 Vibe is a five-passenger, five-door wagon that takes ma...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
255
TCarp 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Cost Effective Reliable Car — Excellent car - model will go 200,000+ miles, No problems, performed in weather from -25 deg F to 10...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1,715
Andrew 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Bottom Line.. Its A Pontiac What Else Is There — Performance - This car performs like any pontiac should. Corners well, accels nice, stops when I wa...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

305
David 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Love My Sunfire — Very peppy and economical, easy to drive and it looks great and sporty, cheap to buy and run, build...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2010 Pontiac Vibe
1.8L
20
Joel writes:
Solid feel. Smooth ride with plenty of power.
Power Ranked 2010 Ford Focus SE worse.
"Peppy right from a stop. Good acceleration to pass."
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Ford Focus SE worse.
"Liked the feel and comfort of the ride."
135
bswartz 2010 Pontiac Vibe 1.8LReview:

2010 Pontiac Vibe — The 2010 Pontiac Vibe gets great gas mileage and has a motor in it that will last a long time. The ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2010 Pontiac Vibe
1.8L
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG
31 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 13 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
128 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
128 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.17 in x 3.47 in
3.17 in x 3.47 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 1 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 2 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 32.6 in 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 20.1 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182 in 171.1 in
Width 68.4 in 69.5 in
Height 53 in 61 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2010 Pontiac Vibe
1.8L

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