Compare 2008 Volkswagen GTI vs 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

2008 Volkswagen GTI
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
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2-Door HB Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
2-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
4-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
4-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$14,799
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$15,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volkswagen is a satisfying, high-quality compact that will suit many drivers as is. Those who need more zoot can step up to the GTI or R32.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 94.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 15.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 10.23 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98 11.34 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100 2975
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
FSI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 177 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.12
Trans Order Code
GVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen Rabbit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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