Pontiac Vibe vs Toyota Corolla

Pontiac Vibe

Toyota Corolla

The all-new 2009 Pontiac Vibe is a modern re-mix of a classic hit, infusing the functionality of a compact crossover with a bolder attitude of muscular look-and-feel, increased performance and tight handling. It arrives in dealer showrooms in early 2008.

Adding a richer harmony to the tune, the well-known all-wheel-drive and GT models return to the Pontiac Vibe lineup. Regardless of the model, every Pontiac Vibe provides a level of athletic layout, boosted performance and everyday versatility uncommon in the price tag range.

With the 2009 Pontiac Vibe, we knew we wanted to take everything we liked about the original and push it to the next level - more performance, more style, more versatility, explained Craig Bierley, Pontiac marketing director. It has the dashboard space and trunk capability expected of a larger SUV, but with the precise handling characteristics you would expect from any Pontiac.

Packing more off-the-line performance than ever before, the '09 Pontiac Vibe provides the type of responsive performance needed to safely navigate those unexpected everyday driving situations. A 132-horsepower (98 Kw) 1. 8L DOHC four-cylinder is traditional on base models and provides 128 lb. -ft. (174 Nm) of torque. The motor benefits from dual variable valve timing, optimizing both performance and efficiency, and is matched to a traditional five-speed manual transmission or auxillary four-speed automatic.
Making its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto show, the 2011 Toyota Corolla - the best selling subcompact in America - will option new front and back look look-and-feel, new dashboard layout changes, Toyota Care complimentary maintenance plan, traditional Smart Stop Technology, and two new colours. With a compelling mix of responsive, fun-to-drive performance, proven value and significant security credentials, more than 30 million Toyota Corollas have been sold worldwide since 1966. The 2011 Toyota Corolla will go in sale in December.

The 2011 Toyota Corolla continues to provide Toyota's Star Security System traditional, which contains Car Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. It also features the traditional Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.

The 2011 Toyota Corolla is available in three grades: the base-model Toyota Corolla, LE, and S. All models are equipped with the 1. 8-liter DOHC four-cylinder motor, which produces 132 hp at 6000, rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4400, rpm. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (vvt-i) controls valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to help optimize performance and fuel efficiency. Internal elements are optimized to reduce friction.

The 1. 8-liter motor is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) on the base Toyota Corolla, while the LE model features the four-speed automatic traditional. The four-speed automatic uses a torque converter with flex lockup for increased fuel economy, as well as uphill/downhill shift control. For a more engaging driving experience, the driver can shift the four-speed automatic manually by moving the shift lever to the left from its D position into the S position, then pushing forward for upshifts and rear for downshifts. An indicator inside the mix gauge shows the gear selected. The 1. 8-liter motor on the Toyota Corolla S transmits performance via the five-speed manual transmission or the four-speed automatic.