From The Hip
+ Good fuel economy, great torque curve
-A distinct frumpiness to it

2007 VW Rabbit 2.5L
*Layout
Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive

*Engine
2.5-liter in-line five, dohc, four valves per cylinder

*Transmission
Five-speed manual

*Performance
Peak Power: 150 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Peak Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
0-60 mph: 9.0 sec
Top Speed: 130 mph
Fuel Economy: 22 city/30 hwy

Price as Tested: $16,070

By James Tate
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