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The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is VW's sporty and affordable entry-level hatchback.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Trim Comparison

Base Hatchback
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General Pricing

Resale Value $19,340.00
Destination $700.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.5L I5
Horsepower 170 @ 5700 RPM
Torque 177 @ 4250 RPM
Valves 4
Displacement (cc) 2480
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 20
Highway (mpg) 29

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3137.2
Wheelbase (in.) 101.5
Length (in.) 165.8
Width (in.) 69.3
Height (in.) 58.2
Track Front (in.) 60.6
Track Rear (in.) 59.8
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.5
Front Legroom (in.) 41.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.6
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 94.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut
Rear Suspension multi-link
Tires 195/65R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite
Cassette Player N/A
CD Player N/A
CD Changer Yes
DVD Player N/A
Navigation Aid N/A


Cruise Control Std.
Tilt Steering Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std.


Driver Airbag Std.
Front Side Airbag Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std.

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