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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$21,845
Invoice
$20,971
Average Price Paid
$18,890
259 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
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1.4T S 4-Door FWD
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2-door
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,118
1 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,949
54 listings nationwide
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10 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

A perennial favorite for small hatchback shoppers all over the world, the Volkswagen Golf comes in many flavors, from the cheap and economical to the downright sporty. The GTI and Gol...

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 Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
No User Reviews
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.)

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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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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 Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
37 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- 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 22.8 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 893 lbs 972 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 165.8 in
Width 70.8 in 69.3 in
Height 58.2 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 101.5 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Roof Edge Spoiler
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

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