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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,150
2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,190
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible

For 2002, its final model year, the Volkswagen Cabrio received only a few minor upgrades, such as the addition of the Reflex Silver exterior color scheme, which was combined with a gra...

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The storied, decades-long, run of the Volkswagen Golf will come to an end after the 2021 model year. VW has announced plans to remove the standard Golf from the U.S. market, leaving on...

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

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
GuruL74WP writes:
Very nice car.
Tlbt10 writes:
Fun car. Reliable.
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Eos better.
"Mainly to get updated electronics. But like them both"
365
Fer 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL ConvertibleReview:

Fun Car At Low Cost — Old reliable 2.0 lts engine . Great styling , good quality assemble, average handling , average cos...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
jag writes:
Yes, not roomy as eleantra as Hyundai Elantra GT. Does not have a sport mode as the Elantra GT. And the entera...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"It is modern and elegant design. Almost everyone stops and looks at Elantra GT. No one stops and looks the VW. "
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"Drink divider."

Specs

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
29 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
39 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 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
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 31.1 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 750 lbs 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 160.4 in 167.6 in
Width 66.7 in 70.8 in
Height 56 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

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