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2003 Pontiac Vibe Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Pontiac Vibe's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Pontiac Vibe Gas Mileage

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 50 20 30 80 28.6
  flat lead none 0 50 20 30 80 26.5
  flat lead none 0 50 20 30 80 25.5
  flat lead none 0 10 20 70 80 30.8
  flat lead none 0 25 70 5 80 24.2
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 37 30 33 80 27.1  
  Averages flat lead none 0 37 30 33 80 27.1
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 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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.
 
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 25.0
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.
 
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
hills med hvy 0 0 80 20 65 36.0
  flat v.lt hvy 10 30 10 50 60 30.4
  flat light hvy 5 20 5 70 70 34.1
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 32.3
  hills lead light 5 20 10 65 70 28.2
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 4 14 21 61 68 32.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 4 14 21 61 68 32.2
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Pontiac Vibe gas mileage has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Pontiac Vibes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Pontiac Vibe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 30.0
  flat lead hvy 10 30 10 50 70 30.6
  flat med hvy 10 30 10 50 75 28.0
  hills med none 10 35 35 20 65 27.0
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 2003 Pontiac Vibe MPG

2003 Pontiac Vibe Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2003 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp 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 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp 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 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 27-29 City and 32-34 Highway.
2003 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp 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 132-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp 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.