2009 Volkswagen Rabbit  -  $17,000


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,000
Base Invoice: $16,156
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 2dr HB Man S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 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
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.0 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
58.2 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3072 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink

Front Tire Size
195/65HR15

Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.7 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
11.34 x 0.98 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.24 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
10V621000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 14, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
377,286

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence
IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20I4/U1. 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 .

2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

4-link independent rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed sensitive rack & pinion pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake pressure distribution, hydraulic brake assistant

15" x 6" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

195/65HR15 all-season tires

Temporary use spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Body-color grille

Tinted glass

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers

Fully reclining manually adjustable cloth front bucket seats w/6-way driver & 4-way passenger seats, easy entry system, adjustable headrests

60/40 split folding rear seat w/(3) height-adjustable headrests

Pwr door locks

Automatic pwr windows

Remote fuel door & hatch releases

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Theft-deterrent, height-adjustable/telescopic steering column

Audible & visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system for doors, hood, hatch, radio, starter

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Sun visors w/dual vanity mirrors, driver side sliding

(4) assist grips

Passenger side removable storage divider in cargo area

(2) pwr outlets

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain protection

Buckle switch sensor for passenger airbag suppression

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

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH child restraint system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
UNITED GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
ANTHRACITE, MEDIA CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$225

 
16" "MAGNY COURS" ALLOY WHEEL PKG
$450

 
PWR SUNROOF
$1,000

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$299

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

 
PROTECTION KIT
$299

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,699

 
SPORT STYLING KIT
$1,999

 
THUNDERBUNNY KIT
$2,999

 
SPORT VISION
$1,350

 
SPORT GOAL SILVER
$850

 
SPORT SILVER
$1,350

 
SPORT GOAL GRAY
$850

 
SPORT GRAY
$1,350

 
SPORT TITANIUM
$1,350

 
STOPS TAKE-OFF WHEEL DELIVERY TO DEALER
$0

 
4-PIECE DARKENED TAIL LAMPS
$399

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$169

 
(4) CARPETED MATS
$99

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$199

 
(4) CARPETED MATS & TRUNK LINER
$199

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