Compare 2009 Toyota Corolla vs 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

2009 Toyota Corolla
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
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2-Door HB Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rabbit 2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
Rabbit 2-Door HB Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
Rabbit 2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
Rabbit 2-Door HB Manual S PZEV 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
Rabbit 4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
Rabbit 4-Door HB Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,100
$16,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,150
$17,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$290 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a high-quality compact vehicle throughout, though it's not particularly sporty or fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.0 94.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.34 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.24 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
- 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 3138
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.85 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.56
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA & Tiptronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.34 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Rabbit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bar Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7

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