2007 Volkswagen Rabbit in Detail

By: Natalie Anderson

Volkswagen of America's most popular bunny, the Volkswagen Rabbit hatchback hops to the North American automotive market replacing the VW Golf, which is the third best selling vehicle model of all time. According to Volkswagen, the VW Rabbit enters the North American market to provide customers with a European style and engineering, particularly German design cues.

For the 2007 model year, the VW Rabbit is available in 2-door or 4-door variants. Both model versions is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter 5-cylinder in line engine under the hood capable of delivering 150 hp (110 kW) at 5,000 rpm and produces 170 pound-feet (228 Nm) of peak torque rotating at 3,750 rpm. It also comes with engine parts like double overhead camshafts and sequential multi-point fuel injection system (Motronic). The engine is combined with either a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission equipped with Volkswagen's Tiptronic and Sport mode feature, powering the VW Rabbit's front wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain configuration.

The 2007 VW Rabbit is equipped with a host of exterior for the customers including body color bumpers with black and body color moldings, dual exhaust pipes, anti-intrusion side door beams, body color door handles, body-color front grille, dual-reflector halogen headlamps Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Side blinkers integrated into side exterior mirrors, glass power sunroof, and 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers and 195/65 R15 H all season tires.

On the inside, the 2007 VW Rabbit offers nothing but elegant driving environment for its occupants. The 2007 VW Rabbit comes with either cloth or velour seat fabric upholstery along with molded handbrake grip, molded shift knob, and brushed metallic appearance interior door handles. Moreover, the 2007 VW Rabbit is equipped with 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat with adjustable head restraints, 60/40 split folding rear seat with center armrest and pass-through. For music lovers, the 2007 VW Rabbit offers a premium audio system, which include AM/FM radio sound system with in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 Changer MP3 and 10 speakers, auxiliary input jack, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Vehicle safety is an extremely important factor for the 2007 VW Rabbit. This hot hatch comes with a wide array of interior safety features including standard restraint systems, driver and front passenger front airbag, driver and front passenger side thorax airbag, side curtain protection, rear passenger side thorax airbag, rear-impact optimized head restraints emergency locking retractors. In addition, safety seats and belts are also included like front seat safety belts with pre-tensioners, height adjustable front 3-point safety belts, rear 3-point safety belts, and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system. Passive vehicle safety features like anti lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), and traction control system with Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), and Electronic Stabilization Program (EPA).

The 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $14,990 USD.

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