Volkswagen Rabbit Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Rabbit Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 2 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 52 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2009 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2009 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 5 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2008 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 5 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2007 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Rabbit for 5 years. They average 25.6 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2009 Rabbit below average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2009 Rabbit to be $1,600 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Rabbit consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 24 29 20
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 24 29 21
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 22 28 19
2006 Volkswagen Rabbit 22 28 19
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 23 26 21

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Rabbit has 24 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2009 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 30 21
2009 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 20
2008 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 22
2008 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2007 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2007 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 31 27
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 38 43 35
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 36 40 33
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 27 32 24
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 27 32 23
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 22 24 21
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 22 24 21
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 27 31 24
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 26 31 23
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 38 43 35
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 25 30 23
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 25 30 23
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21