2009 Volkswagen GTI  -  $23,930


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,930
Base Invoice: $22,356
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr HB Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Value Writeup

The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit's standard 5-cylinder engine offers more torque and responsiveness than many other rival 4-cylinder engines, and the Rabbit offers a wealth of standard equipment, plus more safety features than most other cars in its price range. Meanwhile, the GTI models bring perky performance and great handling to the same practical hatchback body style for a price that leads the compact car class.


Pros

Practical hatchback design; 2- and 4-door bodystyle options; generous standard safety equipment; low price of entry; GTI's impressive performance numbers


Model Highlights

Volkswagen's entry-level Rabbit hatch and its performance-oriented variant, the GTI, share a platform and most body components and as a result, are both available in 2- or 4-door bodystyles.

The Rabbit is powered by a 170-horsepower, 2.5L 5-cylinder engine; in 2-door models it is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, which has a Sport mode, while the 4-door Rabbit is available only with the automatic.

The GTI may share a lot of DNA with the Rabbit, but it features a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 200 horsepower as well as improved efficiency over the unit found in the Rabbit. The GTI's engine is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an available Direct Shift 6-speed automated manual dual-clutch transmission. The manual-transmission-equipped GTI is rated at 32 mpg on the highway.

The Rabbit comes with a wide range of standard equipment for a low-priced small car, including air conditioning, power heated mirrors, cruise control, power windows, locks, and mirrors and an 8-speaker CD stereo system. An electric power steering system helps bring crisp handling and easy maneuverability in parking lots. Volkswagen's electronic stabilization program (ESP) is now standard on all Rabbits and GTIs.

The GTI comes with plenty of additional performance and convenience equipment, including 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, vented front disc brakes, a sport suspension, special appearance cues, alloy pedals and sport seats. Xenon headlamps, keyless entry and a 6-CD/10-speaker stereo system are among the included extras.

Both the Rabbit and the GTI offer generous standard safety features. Front side and full-length curtain air bags and anti-lock brakes are standard on both, as well as Volkswagen's electronic stability program.


Model News

Both the VW Rabbit and the sporty GTI model see few changes for 2009. The 4-door Rabbit is available in automatic only, while the electronic stabilization program (ESP) becomes standard across the Rabbit line. A power sunroof is available on 2-door Rabbits, as is the Cold Weather Package.

The biggest change in the GTI takes place in the engine, where the 2.0L is now chain-driven rather than belt-driven. Power output remains the same. Silver has been dropped as a color, and a new navigation system is available. Volkswagen's electronic stabilization program (ESP) is now standard.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.4 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link

Front Tire Size
225/45HR17

Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.28 x 0.98 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V333000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 20, 2009

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
16000

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

Consequence
THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT THE DSG AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AN AFFECTED DSG TEMPERATURE SENSOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent 4-link rear suspension

Front/rear sport suspension w/stabilizer bars

Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes w/red calipers

Dual exhaust tips

17" "Denver" alloy wheels

P225/45HR17 all-season high performance tires

Temporary use spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Body-color rear spoiler located above hatch

HID xenon headlights

Front halogen projector lens foglights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Body-color door handles

Premium VII AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, auxiliary input jack

Sirius satellite radio

Cloth seat trim

8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar support

60/40 split/folding rear seat w/height-adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, center armrest w/(2) cup holders, pass-through

Front center armrest w/storage compartment

Center console -inc: aux pwr outlet, (2) front cup holders

Front/rear floor mats

Alloy pedals

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio controls

Multi-function trip computer -inc: trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station display, personalizing functions, compass

Outside temp gauge

Pwr windows -inc: front windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Remote hatch/fuel door releases

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear heating/air conditioning ducts

Rear window defroster

Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Interior dome lamp w/time delay, (2) front reading lamps

Leather shift knob & hand brake

Rear & cargo area aux pwr outlets

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)

Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)

Clutch starter interlock

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain protection

Buckle switch sensor for passenger airbag suppression

3-point safety belts w/front height adjusters, pretensioners, load limiters

LATCH child restraint system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

 
BLACK MAGIC METALLIC
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
UNITED GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
INTERLAGOS, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ANTHRACITE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUTOBAHN PKG
$1,900

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG
$325

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG FOR VEHICLES W/NAVIGATION
$325

 
PWR SUNROOF & 18" "HUFEISEN" ALLOY WHEELS W/ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE TIRES
$1,300

 
PWR SUNROOF & 18" "HUFEISEN" ALLOY WHEELS W/SUMMER PERFORMANCE TIRES
$1,300

 
17" SUMMER HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES
$0

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$199

 
DVD SATELLITE NAVIGATION W/MDI
$1,990

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$199

 
SPORT VISION PLUS
$1,699

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,699

 
THUNDERBUNNY KIT
$2,999

 
(4) 18" BLACK "KARTHOUM" WHEELS W/P225/40R18XL ALL-SEASON TIRES
$1,999

 
4-PIECE DARKENED TAIL LAMPS
$399

 
PREMIUM IPOD ADAPTER
$250

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