Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,971 - $7,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,971 - $7,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

Volkswagen Rabbit Trims

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Ranks #5 Compact Cars by Owners

Ranks #2 Compact Cars by Experts

Ranks #13 Compact Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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Tangible German lineage and an exceptionally high level of interior fit and finish for this price combine to make the Rabbit the most sophisticated sub-$17,000 vehicles on the road. Compact...

Volkswagen Rabbit Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Reviews

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Volkswagen rabbit, the perfect little car, with plenty of room inside.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S

When I first bought my car, I had bought it used. I had to put parts into it, as regular work would come into it. My car does not perform all that much, but my 2.5l engine is very reliable. It is comfortable, and easy and fun to drive. I love the vehicle. It is a smooth ride and typically does not have any issues. I have only had to do a couple things, other than the mechanical work. It is a lot of cosmetic work. When I first test drove my car. I was instantly in love with the car and couldn't wait to drive it. The car has power when you need it as well. I love my car.

- Amber S

Volkswagen Rabbit overall Review

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S

The car is quite comfortable and smooth to drive. If you're a tall person like myself ( 5'9 ) you wouldn't have to worry about your head bumping to the roof of the car. When it comes to the back seat there can be a bit of a problem if you have multiple people sitting behind you, Due to the space. For example I cannot have anyone as tall as me sitting behind because I'll be too close to the steering wheel and my legs will be a safety hazard since I will be too close to the pedals as well. The sports isn't as loud as other models, very smooth transition as well.

- Destiny D

Great, fun, sporty little family car.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

Great pick up. Plenty of space in the hatchback. Fuel economy is decent. Car drives like a sports car. Can fit two adults and two kids comfortably. Heated seats are nice in winter. Good handling in all weather. Great stereo system. Rust develops on wheel wells, but the wells are relatively inexpensive to replace.

- Jeff A

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Road Test Video Reviews

Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,300 - $19,340

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
195/65HR15 - 225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.7 ft.

Length

Length
165.8 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3072 - 3138 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 26 mpg

City

City
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 30 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety