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Pontiac Vibe Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Pontiac Vibe Pontiac Vibe 2003 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 10 20 70 80 27.593
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 80 28.096
  flat lead none 0 50 20 30 80 25.471
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 24.182
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 25.000
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 80 26.304
  flat lead light 0 75 15 10 60 26.906
  flat lead none 0 50 20 30 80 28.618
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 25.760
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 26.955
  flat med none 0 2 8 90 70 29.512
  flat lead none 0 24 75 1 70 22.062
  flat med none 0 90 8 2 70 23.345
  flat lead light 0 75 15 10 60 25.965
  flat lead none 0 20 75 5 70 24.681
  flat light none 20 10 10 60 70 29.800
  flat med none 15 30 20 35 75 29.200
  flat light none 6 28 17 50 60 32.000
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 24.504
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 28.518
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 80 24.758
  flat lead none 0 20 30 50 80 27.351
  flat lead none 0 10 20 70 80 28.183
  flat lead none 0 50 20 30 80 26.508
  flat lead none 0 10 20 70 80 30.802
  flat lead none 0 20 30 50 80 25.573
  flat light none 0 7 7 86 45 27.500
  flat light none 5 20 45 30 68 24.700
  flat lead none 0 20 30 50 80 27.264
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 80 23.913
  flat med hvy 10 30 10 50 80 29.000
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 2 27 35 36 75 26.8  
  Averages flat lead none 2 27 35 36 75 26.8
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Pontiac Vibe fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Pontiac Vibe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Pontiac Vibe Pontiac Vibe 2003 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 70 25.000
2003 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 70 25.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 25 25 50 70 25.0
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 Pontiac Vibe has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Pontiac Vibe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Pontiac Vibe Pontiac Vibe 2003 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 95 5 55 35.532
  flat v.lt none 0 0 15 85 60 37.500
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 60 33.283
  flat v.lt none 0 0 95 5 55 30.909
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 60 37.313
  flat v.lt none 0 0 95 5 55 35.532
  flat v.lt none 0 0 95 5 55 34.462
  hills med hvy 0 0 80 20 65 36.000
  hills lead light 5 20 10 65 70 28.200
  hills light none 5 35 45 15 62 32.200
  flat v.lt none 0 0 95 5 55 32.929
  flat light hvy 5 20 5 70 70 34.066
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 32.300
  flat v.lt hvy 10 30 10 50 60 30.375
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 2 8 47 44 61 33.6  
  Averages flat light light 2 8 47 44 61 33.6
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Pontiac Vibe gas mileage has been averaging 33.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (44 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Pontiac Vibe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Pontiac Vibe Pontiac Vibe 2003 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 10 35 35 20 65 30.000
  flat lead hvy 10 30 10 50 70 30.667
  flat med hvy 10 30 10 50 75 28.000
  hills med none 10 35 35 20 65 27.000
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 10 33 23 35 69 28.9  
  Averages hills med light 10 33 23 35 69 28.9
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Pontiac Vibe fuel economy has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Pontiac Vibe in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe

2003 Pontiac Vibe Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Get mileage at or above 28/29 city consistently, I have gotten up to 36 on highway trips.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
34 mpg lifetime fuel average.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
29 mpg... and I cane the poor thing frequently. It would probably do a little better if I drove it sensibly.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I get anywhere from 32 to 34 MPG highway in this little beauty! It saved my butt through skyrocketing gas prices during the summer of 2008.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great highway mileage with 1.8L VVT-i engine. City mileage is acceptable for my needs - lots of short trips.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
About as good as it gets for what I describe as a mini-SUV. EPA rated 28/33 at the time. I get 25-26 mpg in driving that is mostly city; on trips 31-32 mpg going 65-70.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
27-29 City and 32-34 Highway.
 

2003 Pontiac Vibe Gas Mileage (MPG)

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