Volkswagen Rabbit receives Kelley Blue Book’s Cool New Car Under $18,000 Award

Volkswagen Rabbit receives Kelley Blue Book’s Cool New Car Under $18,000 Award  
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on 04/23/2007

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the Volkswagen Rabbit was recognized as one of the "Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000" by Kelley Blue Book (, a top-rated web site providing vehicle pricing and information. The annual award acknowledges automakers for producing a vehicle with emphasis on performance, safety, environmental impact, fuel economy, styling and comfort. The models recognized as cool new cars under $18,000 are top-ranked in providing the consumer with results that are needed in today’s economy.

Since 2003, Kelley Blue Book has announced the "Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000" to provide consumers with a list of affordable and stylish vehicles. The editors at Kelley Blue Book configured a list of qualifying vehicles from the Kelley Blue Book New Car Blue Book values, which show valid transaction prices and provide a useful comparison point as compared to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

“With an eager engine, unexpectedly tenacious handling and interior refinement on par with cars costing twice its price, the vehicle formerly known as Golf plays off its Euro roots to offer Continental cool,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s

The 2007 Rabbit features a standard CD and MP3-format readable audio system with a single-disc in-dash “changer” and an eight-speaker sound system in the two-door model. Four-door models come standard with an upgraded audio system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer and 10-speaker sound system. For comfort and convenience, the 2007 Rabbit comes with an anti-theft alarm system with a central remote locking feature, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat that includes height adjustment, and front seats with adjustable lumbar support. Four-door models come standard with heated front seats and the rear seats include the ultra-convenient center armrest trunk pass-through for carrying long objects, like snow skis, without having to fold the rear seats. In the two-door models, the front seats incorporate the Easy Entry System for improved access to the rear seats and the front passenger seat folds flat.

The 2007 Rabbit offers a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine and a sophisticated suspension system.

The Rabbit achieves an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon on highway driving and 22 mpg in city driving and is available with a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic Tiptronic® transmission.

The two-door Rabbit with five-speed manual transmission starts at $14,990.

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