2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Values

Select a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit trim level

2008 model year changes

Both the VW Rabbit and the sporty GTI model see minor changes for 2008. The Rabbit's 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine now makes 170 horsepower, up 20 from last year, and tire pressure monitors are newly standard. The GTI gets revised suspension settings that reduce its ride height by nearly an inch. The Rabbit is now offered in a single trim level, called the S.

Competitive comparison

Convenient hatchback design; standard safety equipment; low price (Rabbit); performance and handling (GTI); fuel efficiency (GTI).

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit's standard five-cylinder engine is more torquey and responsive than many other rival four-cylinder engines, and the Rabbit offers a wealth of standard equipment, plus more safety features than most other cars in its price range. The GTI models bring perky performance and improved handling to the same practical hatchback body style.


RABBIT-5 Cyl.-5 Spd.

Hatchback 2D S
Hatchback 4D S
Available as a two door or four door Hatchback, the 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit delivers on its reputation as a zippy, get-around-town-quick compact car with a 170 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (equipped with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission as an option). Standard equipment includes a tire pressure monitoring system for 2008, as well as usual suspects like air conditioning, cruise control, front bucket seats, power steering, windows, locks and mirrors and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system. Safety features include front/side-head/side-body airbags.