AUBURN HILLS, MI – The 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit was chosen as Automotive Lease Guide’s (ALG) highest projected resale value in the compact car segment. The annual award acknowledges automakers for producing vehicles predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price. The models that are honored for best residual value are top-ranked vehicles in their relevant categories.

Automotive Lease Guide analyzes value, historical vehicle performance, and industry trends in more than 1,100 vehicles in 13 vehicle segments to determine the automotive industry’s best residual values. The award is based upon Automotive Lease Guide’s projected residual values and industry analysis for the 2007 calendar year.

The 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit features many comfort and convenience features as standard, including six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat with height adjustment, an anti-theft alarm system with a central remote locking feature, turn signals built into the outside rear view mirrors, and heated windshield washer nozzles on four-door models.

The model offers Volkswagen’s 2.5L, inline five-cylinder, dual-overhead camshaft engine delivering 150 horsepower.

The automatic transmission achieves an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 30 / 22 mpg highway / city and is available with a choice of a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission.

The 2007 Rabbit is available in two- and four-door models at Volkswagen dealers with a starting price of $14,990 for two-door and $16, 990 for four-door.