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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
MSRP
$27,295
Invoice
$26,203
Average Price Paid
$24,760
260 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
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2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,304
1 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,928
53 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
10 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

The 2009 Rabbit lives up to its namesake's characteristic speed by del...

The Good: With plenty of power and performance in a deceptively small package, t...

The Bad: The '09 Rabbit's fuel economy ranks below most of the rest of the vehi...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
writes:
Wonderfully appointed...peppy and my wife loves it!
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
35
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

What A Car Should Be — really fast car which handles very well at corners and very cheap to upgrade for right kinda price....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

35
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

Killer Rabbit — I've owned the car for about 10 months now. As a daily driver, it is a fun car to drive. Fuel econo...

Primary Use: Family transportation

35
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

Vw Is Sweeeeeet. — Does exactly what I need it to do. Its a great starter car, for those who are new to purchasing vehi...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 31.4 in 35.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 7.1 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 705 lbs 972 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 165.8 in
Width 71.9 in 69.3 in
Height 58 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 100.1 in 101.5 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

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