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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual S PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
2-Door Coupe S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,456
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,300
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a high-quality compact vehicle throughout, though it's not particularly sporty or fuel-efficient. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 93.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.34 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3072 2588
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 140 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Rabbit Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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