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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,890
8 listings nationwide

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2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,835

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...

2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
No Expert Reviews

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

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
45
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

35
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

2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
28 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
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.3:1
9.3:1
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 Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.3 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 19.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 972 lbs 926 lbs
Exterior
Length 165.8 in 168.9 in
Width 69.3 in 70.4 in
Height 58.2 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Pure White

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