(4.8) 4 reviews
MSRP: $3,694$8,954
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 25-27
Engine: 180-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Volkswagen GTI

Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen GTI

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rough pavement
  • Difficult backseat entry and exit

Notable Features

  • Choice of two engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available stability system
  • Standard side-impact and side-curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Volkswagen started a small-car revolution in 1976 with its first Golf GTI. VW initially planned to build only 5,000 or so in a limited run, but public response was incredibly positive. Since that first car, VW has sold more than 1.5 million GTIs worldwide.The name is so popular it has almost become a brand in itself, especially in Europe.By 1983, the GTI was for sale in this country, and it qui... Read full review for the 2005 Volkswagen GTI

Consumer Reviews


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Best little pocket rocket ever!

by Chad from Rexburg, Idaho on December 4, 2012

This little car has been the 2nd german car that I have owned along with a 93 7series bmw, german cars are definatly the best on the market and have real quality. At 16 years old this car is the right... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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