Volkswagen pulled a Rabbit out of a hat, when everyone expected a Golf. Yes, the latest version of the Golf is called a Rabbit in the USA, just like in the early 1980's, when the Rabbit was the best-selling VW. The standard 115-bhp 2.0L engine is finally replaced by a more energetic 150-bhp 2.5L inline-5, shared with the Jetta. Transmission choices include a standard 5-speed manual, or an optional 6-speed automatic. Incidentally, both transmissions offer the same fuel economy.
A new chassis offers fully independent suspension for the first time. Standard equipment includes power windows, air conditioning, cruise control, heated windshield washer fluid, and 10-speaker CD/mp3 audio system. VW includes a complete set of passive and active safety features such as front side-airbags, rear side-airbags, side-curtain airbags, ABS, traction control, and optional ESP (Electronic Stability Program).
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||MPG
|Rabbit 4-door ||2.5l I5 (150-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||22/30/26 || ||$18,065|
|Rabbit 4-door ||2.5l I5 (150-bhp) ||M5 ||FWD ||22/30/26 || ||$16,990|