2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-door

At a Glance

Pricing $15,890 - $16,990
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I5
Transmissions A6, M5
Fuel Economy 20-21 (city), 29-30 (highway)

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 engine is a 2.5L inline-5, shared with the Jetta. Transmission choices include a standard 5-speed manual, or an optional 6-speed automatic. 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 Original MSRP
Rabbit 2-door S 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD $15,890
Rabbit 2-door S 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD $16,990