29 reviews
2005 Volkswagen Jetta
2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Available Price Range $1,860-$9,068 Trims12 Combined MPG 25-42 Seats 5

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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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by Das Auto Girl from Canada on November 25, 2014

Bought my Jetta with 300,000 km and there were only minor things to fix. I have nothing but good things to say about this car. The fuel mileage is AMAZING, I get 1000 km per tank. Another thing I love... Read Full Review

12 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.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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