Compare 2009 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

2009 Volkswagen Beetle
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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2-Door Automatic Blush
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic Blush 20 28 $25,630 $26,990
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic Blush PZEV 20 28 $25,630 $26,990
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic S 20 29 $18,470 $19,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $18,470 $19,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual S 20 28 $17,371 $18,290
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual S PZEV 20 28 $17,371 $18,290
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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
$25,630
$16,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$17,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$290 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
People flock to the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle for its looks—but performance, safety, and interior space are not its best attributes. 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
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 94.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.3 10.24 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)
11.0 x 0.9 11.34 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3248 3138
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA & Tiptronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Volkswagen Rabbit
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door HB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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