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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
No Data Available
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$36,954
1,309 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,056
58 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
9 GOOD deals

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,155
31 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduces a number of changes to keep the Golf R fresh for 2019. Exclusive styling elements for the 2019 Golf R include new 19-inch alloy wheels, black brake calipers with...

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

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

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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

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
writes:
Good at all..just not the best.
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Focus ST worse.
"The all wheel drive is the cherry on top. This car will get you home in any situation."
writes:
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Power "
Handling Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Handling "
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"Napa Leather."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"All the added options like AWD and Leather and the warranty makes it worth the extra $7,000 or so"

Specs

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 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 --
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 35.3 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 972 lbs 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 165.8 in 168.4 in
Width 69.3 in 70.8 in
Height 58.2 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 91 Blue
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Azure Blue Pearl
  • Bordeaux Red Pearl
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean Green
  • Cliff Green
  • Copper Orange Metallic
  • Curry Yellow
  • Dark Burgundy Pearl
  • Dark Violet Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Dust Gray
  • FUTURA Yellow Metallic
  • GINSTER Yellow
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Hot Chili Pearl
  • Ice Blue
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Inky Blue Pearl
  • Irish Green
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Magma Orange
  • Mars Red
  • Mocha Anthracite Metallic
  • Moss Green Metallic
  • Mystic Blue Pearl
  • NOGARO Blue Pearl
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Oxide Red
  • Prussian Blue Metallic
  • Racing Green
  • Raspberry Red
  • Reseda Green
  • SARANTOS TURQOUISE
  • Slate Gray
  • Squirrel Gray
  • Star Blue Metallic
  • TNT Orange
  • Techno Blue Pearl
  • Tornado Red
  • Traffic Purple
  • Violet Touch Pearl
  • Viper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM

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