Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Volkswagen Rabbit Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$36,945
Invoice
$35,467
Average Price Paid
$32,697
61 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2-door
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,950
9 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,158
24 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Now in its last year of production before a major makeover, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door hatchback embodies the benefits (and drawbacks) of the hot hatch formula. The quick, ...

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...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
GuruJ11M4 writes:
Plush but expensive
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"Value"
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD better.
"More room"
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
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Sooraj 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.)

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Ryan 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

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Stephan 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

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
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 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 Optional
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 972 lbs
Exterior
Length 168 in 165.8 in
Width 70.8 in 69.3 in
Height 57.8 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 101.5 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cornflower Blue
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

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