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Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2009)

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 2dr Hatch 4dr Hatch 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 101.5 in 101.5 in 101.5 in 101.5 in
Length 179.3 in 165.8 in 165.8 in 179.3 in
Width 70.1 in 69.3 in 68.3 in 70.1 in
Height 57.4 in 58.4 in 58.4 in 59.2 in
Curb Weight 3287 lb. 3032 lb. 3128 lb. 3285 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.5 in 39.3 in 39.3 in 38.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.8 in 54.7 in 54.7 in 54.8 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in 41.2 in 41.2 in 41.1 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.2 in 38.5 in 38.5 in 38.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.1 in 54.6 in 54.6 in 53.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.4 in 35.3 in 35.3 in 35.5 in
Total Legroom 76.6 in (over 2 rows) 76.5 in (over 2 rows) 76.5 in (over 2 rows) 76.6 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 16.0 ft3 15.1 ft3 15.1 ft3 32.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 16.0 ft3 41.8 ft3 41.8 ft3 66.9 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI

2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
They are supportive with good leg support. The seat side bolsters hold driver in place. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Good room for a small car. Four adults can ride comfortably. Plenty of cargo room with the rear seats down. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Surprisingly roomy for this size of car. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Surprisingly roomy for this size of car. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
A lot of rear leg rrom when compared to the Mazda3 and A3 which I also looked at. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Front seats are extremely supportive and even heated with the Interlagos cloth option see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Quite possibly the most comfortable front seats I have ever sat in. It is as if they were pulled straight from an Audi and placed in the GTI. An added bonus is the heated cloth, which is unusual because usually you need to option cold leather for heat. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Plenty of shoulder/elbow/head room. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Adequate for 2 adults to sit comfortably. High roof, adequate legroom. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2008 2dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
Fits me perfectly, all controls ideal for me. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It works fine for me, but if you have adults that use the rear seat often they may find it a little uncomfortable for long trips. The legroom is decent, but the seats are a bit hard and not all that ergonomic. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim S SE TDI SEL Wolfsburg Edition GLI
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
140 hp@4000
236 lb-ft@1750
2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1800
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1800
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual 6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/45WR17 tires
Optional Tires  225/45HR17 tires  225/40YR18 tires
      225/45HR17 tires
      225/40HR18 tires

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit / GTI 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim S GTI
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1800
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires225/45WR17 tires
Optional Tires225/45HR17 tires225/40YR18 tires
 205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires
  225/40HR18 tires

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit / GTI 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim S GTI
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1800
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s) 6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires225/45WR17 tires
Optional Tires225/45HR17 tires225/40YR18 tires
 205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires
  225/40HR18 tires

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim S SE TDI SEL
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
140 hp@4000
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1800
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires
Optional Tires 225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI

2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
very good acceleration. I like the easy to use automated manual with paddle shifters. Enought power to push me into the seat bolsters when accelerating and cornering. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Even the base 2.5L engine has more than enough power at 170 hp, very good engine torque. Put the auto trans into S mode and the car flies. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The GTI has great performance and handling for its class. It may not be the fastest but it is the best overall package in its class. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
A peppy and happy motor, willing to work with you. With next to zero turbo lag and torque all over the powerband this engine can be your best friend when driving to the store and when zipping along a winding road. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The 2.0T (TSI on this model year) has a wide powerband and excellent low-end performance making daily driving a pleasure. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The Turbo Inline 4 in the GTI is an incredibly smooth and responsive engine with a lot of torque all the way across the power band, always leaving the driver with that added punch and acceleration when needed. A blast to drive! Excellent 6 speed manual. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The 2.0L turbo is a peppy thing in the GTI. The torque curve peaks out early and the lack of really noticeable turbo lag makes for a fairly fun motor, even if it does seem underpowered compared to other hot hatches in the segment. In VW's quest for cabin comfort, there isn't the same engine note you'll hear from other raspy 4-bangers, but the tradeoff is worth it I think. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I love the diesel engine. Its torque is amazing. It pulls strong from 1400rpm to 4500rpm. You never need to downshift to pass on the highway, because at 65mph in 6th gear it's right at the peak torque. The transmission is also smooth and has great gearing for fuel economy and performance. It's doing less than 2000rpm at 70mph, but still accelerates effortlessly. It's also quiet and smooth. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2010 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Acceleration see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Torque, torque , torque. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Somewhat jerky power curve, huge delay in throttle if stock. Decent power off the line but missing a fun factor. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI

2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The regular Continental all season tires are pretty unimpressive. They have reasonable handling and road feel, but are barely better than summer tires when the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. I have been very impressed with my General Altimax Arctic winter tires though. I plan to get a good set of summer performance tires soon, which is what this car should have come with. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI review
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan S 17,515 16,863 700
4dr Sedan SE 20,095 18,968 700
4dr Sedan TDI 22,270 21,004 700
4dr Sedan SEL 22,965 21,723 700
4dr Sedan Wolfsburg Edition 21,345 20,138 700
4dr Sedan GLI 24,770 23,094 700
2dr Hatch S 16,300 15,456 700
2dr Hatch GTI 23,230 21,656 700
4dr Hatch S 19,340 18,781 700
4dr Hatch GTI 23,830 22,211 700
4dr Wagon S 19,075 18,400 700
4dr Wagon SE 21,425 19,997 700
4dr Wagon TDI 23,870 22,503 700
4dr Wagon SEL 26,065 24,293 700

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