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2009 Volkswagen New Beetle 2009 MINI Cooper 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
     
2dr Auto S Convertible
  • 2dr Man S Coupe
  • 2dr Man S PZEV Coupe
  • 2dr Auto S Coupe
  • 2dr Auto S PZEV Coupe
  • 2dr Auto S Convertible
  • 2dr Auto S PZEV Convertible
  • 2dr Auto Blush Convertible
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
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

Prices

MSRP $25,990 $18,550 $19,340
Invoice $24,686 $16,695 $18,781
Avg. Paid $11,627 $10,454 $9,589

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 7.8 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.9 8.5 9.0
Performance 7.4 8.4 8.1
Interior 6.5 6.5 8.6
Operating Cost 7.8 7.6 7.9
Safety 7.7 9.2 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • One-of-a-kind styling
  • Great handling
  • Well-constructed cabin
  • Good fuel economy for a sporty car
  • Plenty of standard safety and interior features
  • Powerful Cooper S and John Cooper Works models
  • Peppy performance
  • Surprisingly spacious second-row seats
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Low gas mileage
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback
  • Cramped back seat
  • Below-average safety and reliability
  • Extremely cramped second row
  • Confusing interior design and features
  • Low reliability score
  • Lacks cargo space
  • Not as fuel-efficient as top competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 28 City / 37 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.8 97.1 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 145.6 165.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.3 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 55.4 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3248 2546 3138

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 78 - TBD - 94.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.8 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 41.4 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 50.3 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.6 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 29.9 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 44.7 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 5000 118 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 3750 114 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 35.1 35.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 37 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multilink

Transmission

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