Both the VW Rabbit and the sporty GTI model see few changes for 2009. The 4-door Rabbit is available in automatic only, while the electronic stabilization program (ESP) becomes standard across the Rabbit line. A power sunroof is available on 2-door Rabbits, as is the Cold Weather Package. The biggest change in the GTI takes place in the engine, where the 2.0L is now chain-driven rather than belt-driven. Power output remains the same. Silver has been dropped as a color, and a new navigation system is available. Volkswagen's electronic stabilization program (ESP) is now standard.
Practical hatchback design; 2- and 4-door bodystyle options; generous standard safety equipment; low price of entry; GTI's impressive performance numbers
The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit's standard 5-cylinder engine offers more torque and responsiveness than many other rival 4-cylinder engines, and the Rabbit offers a wealth of standard equipment, plus more safety features than most other cars in its price range. Meanwhile, the GTI models bring perky performance and great handling to the same practical hatchback body style for a price that leads the compact car class.
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