2008 Volkswagen R32 Values

Select a 2008 Volkswagen R32 trim level

2008 model year changes

The Volkswagen R32 returns for 2008 after a two-year absence, with an overall package that's similar to the previous-generation R32 offered in the U.S. for 2004 and 2005. This go-fast sporty hatchback based on the Rabbit and GTI is a limited-volume vehicle--only 5,000 are going to be imported.

Competitive comparison

Sporty appearance; eager acceleration; all-weather handling.

Special features for 2008

VW's 2008 R32 looks vaguely like the Rabbit and GTI on which it's based, but there are significant mechanical differences between the cars. The 250-horsepower V6 elevates the VW to compete with compact performance cars like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evolution, and with its compact overall dimensions it's very city-friendly.


Hatchback 2D AWD
Offered in one trim level, the 2008 Volkswagen R32 features aerodynamic styling and a low, road-hugging stance. The R32 is a two door Hatchback featuring a 250 horsepower 3.2-liter gas-powered V6 with a 6-speed overdrive-enabled automatic transmission and FWD. In addition to a unique front grille, the R32 boasts twin exhausts, colored body trim, a spoiler at the rear of the roof and brake assist. Additional equipment includes power accessories, a navigation system, front bucket seats, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, rain sensing wipers and xenon headlights.