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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion tC
     
4dr HB Auto S
  • 2dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB Man S PZEV
  • 2dr HB Auto S
  • 2dr HB Auto S PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto S
  • 4dr HB Auto S PZEV
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (GS)
  • 2dr HB Man (SE)
  • 2dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 2dr HB Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $19,340 $14,750 $17,000
Invoice $18,781 $14,236 $16,150
Avg. Paid $9,589 $9,035 $9,848

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.8 9.1
Performance 8.1 8.3 7.8
Interior 8.6 9.1 7.8
Operating Cost 7.9 8.3 7.8
Safety 9.0 9.3 8.2
Reliability 3.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Peppy performance
  • Surprisingly spacious second-row seats
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Good safety scores
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Class-leading reliability
  • Impressive cargo space for a coupe
  • Standard driver’s knee airbag
  • Standard USB port and Pioneer stereo
Cons
  • Not as fuel-efficient as top competitors
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Poor safety scores

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 20 City / 29 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door HB 5 Door Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 161.6 174.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 66.7 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 60.0 55.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3138 2489 2932

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.0 90.8 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.4 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7 54.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.0 36.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 34.5 33.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 51.3 50.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 47.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 117 @ 6600 161 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.7 34.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard