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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door Sedan Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,456
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,300
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 92.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.34 x 0.98 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3072 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Rabbit Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 8
 
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