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What’s New for 2005?


What's New for 2005?
Based on the number of early introductions, the 2005 model year looks to be a strong season for new and redesigned models. Consumers will have plenty to choose from at new-car dealerships, and manufacturers are promising plenty of additional new models over the next year or two. A renewed emphasis on passenger cars — particularly sports cars and family haulers — is apparent among the new and redesigned models for 2005. Read more 

  2005 Introductions   2005 Redesigns  
  Brand-new models for 2005
Vehicle Name Sorted Alphabetically Category Sorted by Category Pricing Sorted by Pricing User Rank* Sorted by cars.com Ranking
2005 Aston Martin DB9Aston Martin DB9 Sports Car $155,000 - $168,000 35
2005 Buick LaCrosseBuick LaCrosse Midsize $22,835 - $28,335 17
2005 Buick TerrazaBuick Terraza Van $28,110 - $33,855 32 (tie)
2005 Cadillac STSCadillac STS Luxury $40,525 - $47,025 27
2005 Chevrolet CobaltChevrolet Cobalt Compact $13,625 - $21,430 7
2005 Chevrolet EquinoxChevrolet Equinox SUV $21,320 - $24,660 6
2005 Chevrolet UplanderChevrolet Uplander Van $20,700 - $31,385 24
2005 Chrysler 300Chrysler 300, 300C Full-Size $23,370 - $39,370 2
2005 Chrysler Crossfire RoadsterChrysler Crossfire Roadster Sports Car $34,085 - $49,120 21†
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser ConvertibleChrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Compact $19,405 - $27,930 8†
2005 Dodge MagnumDodge Magnum Wagon $22,020 - $32,070 10
2005 Ferrari 612 ScagliettiFerrari 612 Scaglietti Sports Car $247,850 - $259,855 36
2005 Ferrari F430Ferrari F430 Sports Car $161,000 - $171,000 38
2005 Ford Escape HybridFord Escape Hybrid Hybrid SUV $26,810 - $28,435 3†
2005 Ford Five HundredFord Five Hundred Full-Size $22,145 - $28,070 11
2005 Ford FreestyleFord Freestyle Wagon $25,020 - $30,420 14
2005 Ford GTFord GT Sports Car $139,995 26
2005 Honda Accord HybridHonda Accord Hybrid Hybrid Passenger Car $30,140 1†
2005 Hummer H2 SUTHummer H2 SUT SUV/Pickup Crossover $52,485 12†
2005 Hyundai TucsonHyundai Tucson SUV $17,499 - $22,799 9
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 SportwagonJaguar X-Type 3.0 Sportwagon Wagon $36,330 22†
2005 Kia SportageKia Sportage SUV $15,900 - $21,400 18
2005 Land Rover LR3Land Rover LR3 SUV $44,330 - $49,330 15
2006 Lexus RX 400h2006 Lexus RX 400h Hybrid SUV TBA TBD
2006 Lincoln Mark LT2006 Lincoln Mark LT Pickup Truck $39,200 - $42,700 32 (tie)
2005 Lotus EliseLotus Elise Sports Car $42,990 34
2005 Maserati QuattroporteMaserati Quattroporte Luxury TBA 39
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Luxury $64,900 23
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDIMercedes-Benz E320 CDI Luxury $50,350 13†
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarenMercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Sports Car $450,000 TBD
2005 Mercury MarinerMercury Mariner SUV $21,405 - $26,495 19
2005 Mercury MontegoMercury Montego Full-Size $24,345 - $28,570 25
2005 Mini Cooper ConvertibleMini Cooper Convertible, Cooper S Convertible Compact $20,950 - $24,400 4†
2005 Pontiac G6Pontiac G6 Midsize $20,675 - $23,300 16
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6Pontiac Montana SV6 Van $24,520 - $30,210 29
2006 Pontiac Solstice2006 Pontiac Solstice Sports Car $19,420 TBD
2005 Saab 9-2XSaab 9-2X Compact $22,990 - $26,950 31
2005 Saab 9-7XSaab 9-7X SUV $38,270 - $40,270 TBD
2005 Saturn RelaySaturn Relay Van $23,770 - $29,855 30
2005 Scion tCScion tC Compact $16,000 5
2005 Suzuki Forenza WagonSuzuki Forenza Wagon Wagon $13,949 - $17,449 28†
2005 Suzuki RenoSuzuki Reno Compact $13,449 - $16,949 37
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Hybrid SUV TBA TBD
2005 Volvo V50Volvo V50 Compact $25,990 - $29,385 20
*Rank is based on cars.com e-mail price-quote requests to dealers for new 2005 and 2006 vehicles from February 2005.
†As price-quote requests are not trim-specific, rank is determined by the total number of requests for a given model.

Last updated on 3/8/05