Reviewers generally like the Rabbit's high-quality build materials and comfortable interior, but some single out road noise as an issue.
MyRide.com explains that the base chairs are rather "comfortable and well bolstered" in the 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit. With its "roomy and upscale cabin" and "comfortable ride," according to Edmunds, the 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit makes for a pleasant ride. On the downside, the front seats have a manual height adjustment that MyRide.com calls "outdated."
The VW Rabbit backseat is surprisingly roomy, notes Cars.com, providing "nearly 2 inches of legroom and more than an inch of headroom over the previous model." Edmunds agrees: "A roomy rear seat offers decent room for a pair of adults."
Cargo capacity is respectable, "thanks to a 60/40-split folding rear seat," allowing the Volkswagen Rabbit 2009 to carry long items like skis with the front seat folded flat, states Cars.com. With the seats raised, there's 15 cubic feet of space. "When flipped down, [it] opens up a massive 43 cubic feet of cargo space," Edmunds reports. Though the Volkswagen Rabbit 2009 sports a large glove box, MyRide.com would have liked to see "more creative stowage in the center console" and "taller cupholders to fully secure many of today's larger drinks."
Fit and finish are impressive for a $15,000 vehicle, and of particular note are the Audi-quality gauges and controls. Other materials, such as the laminated visor and hard plastic door inserts, appear "less than top-drawer." Additionally, Cars.com enjoys the "dashboard quality" of this VW Rabbit model. Car and Driver thinks "the seat fabric looks seriously thrifty," though. Edmunds calls out the "impressive build quality" of the Volkswagen Rabbit 2009. In terms of quality, MyRide.com adds, "A cleanly styled interior takes advantage of Volkswagen's long touted cabin-building competence."
Car and Driver reports that the "tires read road textures loudly into the interior" while driving the 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit. Edmunds, however, calls the interior "refined" and "noise-free."