• (4.0) 41 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,380–$8,060
  • 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 Latest Model 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 41 reviews

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Good commuter car I've owned

by Joalla8 from Chicago, IL on January 9, 2018

I've owned this car for some time now. The TDI engine in these VW are extremely reliable when maintained. Just like any German car, it's all about being on top of maintenance. You'll read reviews of V... Read Full Review

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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