Can You Tow With a Pontiac Vibe?

by Justan Brandt

The Pontiac Vibe was introduced for the 2003 model year and was the only Pontiac available for the 2010 model year. A platform-mate to the Toyota Matrix, the Vibe will be discontinued after 2010 since General Motors has eliminated the Pontiac brand.

Function

The Pontiac Vibe is a sports wagon. It provides seating for five and has a utilitarian hatchback shape.

Considerations

Although the Vibe is a station wagon, it does not provide as much towing capacity as some crossover vehicles, like SUVs.

Potential

When equipped with a Class 1 towing hitch, the Pontiac Vibe is rated to tow up to 1,500 pounds, according to AOL Autos.

Warning

If you carry additional cargo and passengers inside the Pontiac Vibe, the towing capacity decreases.

Time Frame

The Vibe was redesigned in 2009. But all model years, including the 2010 Vibe, are rated for the same towing capacity.

About the Author

Justan Brandt became a journalist and writer who specializes in automotive coverage in 2009. He has been a student at Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in technology commerce.