Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 78 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $3,650.


2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview

The new Volkswagen Rabbit debuted in 2006 as a badge replacement for the long-running Golf. A few additional features were added for the 2007 model model year, including an MP3 player input and a tire-pressure monitor, but the Rabbit is unchanged for 2008.

Volkswagen will offer two trims: a two- or four-door hatchback. The number of doors will not affect wheelbase, length, or convenience features. A notable difference: The two-door model comes equipped with a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary input jack, while the four-door Rabbit gets a premium audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. Standard features on both Rabbits include 15-inch wheels, heated mirrors, powered accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Buyers may add either 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels and an iPod adapter.

Both models house a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, which generates 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Buyers will choose between a five-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimates for the Rabbit are 22/30 mpg.

The Rabbit has been praised for a comprehensive list of available safety features (including front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length head curtain airbags, a tire-pressure monitor, and stability control), and high NHTSA crash-test scores. Test drivers also give the Rabbit high marks for instrumentation, ergonomics, and ride quality. A common complaint is the lack of room in the rear quarters.

Updated by Anonymous

What's your take on the 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit?

Have you driven a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit?  

Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 78 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $3,650.

Have questions?   Ask a question

Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Epc,ars,check Engine Lights,all On.

2008 vw 2.5 rabbitt held throttle to the floor for a couple blocks,came to stop and noticed car eas a littlr slugish,next day lights running bad ni power so by just trying anything I shut car o...

Replacing Parts

I am currently changing the computer and speedometer on my 2008 rabbit. When getting the replacement parts must the parts come from the same vehicle or can the parts come from two separate vehicles...

Washer Fluid In The Coolant

Washer fluid was put in the coolant reservoir will it damage the engine


Power Steering Struggle After Losing Battery Power

Hello. Like an idiot I forgot to turn my lights off last night and lost the battery. Someone came gave me a jumpstart but now the light for power steering won't turn off. The light is solid yellow....


The Transmission Wont Shift Geurs

It stays stuk in frist geure what can be wrong with it thank you