• (4.0) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,684$8,228
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25-42
  • Engine: 150-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Performance at higher elevations
  • Engine noise when accelerating
  • Difficult manual seat adjustment

Notable Features

  • Redesigned as mid-2005 model
  • 150-hp inline-five- cylinder (new Jetta)
  • Available six-speed automatic (new Jetta)
  • Six standard airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Volkswagen has a lot riding on the 2005 Jetta, an all-new model that was introduced relatively late in the season. The Jetta is Volkswagen's best seller in the United States, accounting for about 40 percent of VW sales, and it is perennially the top "European nameplate sold in the U.S.," Volkswagen says. Note the use of "nameplate," required since this European car is built in Mexico.This ... Read full review for the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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by volkslubber from newyork, ny on May 4, 2011

i feel safe in this vehicle. its got alot of pep, and style. im proud to drive such a great car!!!!!

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