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Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

  • The Jetta offers a near ideal balance between ride and handling, and premium cabin materials make it one of our top recommendations to small-car buyers.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful turbo engines, fuel-efficient TDI power plant, fun to drive, comfortable ride, rich interior materials, loads of standard safety features, excellent crash test scores, solid build quality. Cons

  • Cons

    Tight rear-seat legroom and weak base four-cylinder on old model, somewhat bland styling on new Jetta.

  • What's New for 2005

    A completely redesigned Jetta sedan has arrived as a midyear replacement, but some versions of the previous version are still available. The GLI VR6 version of the old model was dropped from the lineup, while the GLI 1.8T added an automatic transmission to the options list.

    Read our Volkswagen Jetta TDI Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

Full 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review

What's New for 2005

A completely redesigned Jetta sedan has arrived as a midyear replacement, but some versions of the previous version are still available. The GLI VR6 version of the old model was dropped from the lineup, while the GLI 1.8T added an automatic transmission to the options list.

Read our Volkswagen Jetta TDI Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Not as good as i

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I have loved my Jetta until today. All of sudden, I was stuck in the middle of the road because my car would not go into gear (manual transmission). I have read many complaints on the National Highway and Safety website of other owners complaining of the same problem and VW who will not take responsibility. My warranty was up less than 1000 miles ago. My car has only been driven 50,000 miles. I should not be having problems with it so soon. It is costly to fix and I am very upset. I had planned on upgrading to a Passat in 2 years because I was so happy with the Jetta, but I don't think I will.




Lovin the wagon

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

My 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is fun to drive and comfortable. I have not had any problems with it. Its smooth ride is excellent on long trips.




Wolfs (berg) in lamb's clothing

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

With 50+ years of snow country driving, mostly in FWD Saabs, I find the combination of traction and stability control amazing. I'll take it over any SUV - usually out run 'em anyway, especially when the road gets twisty. It can carry an impressive load and get 30 mpg on cruise at 74.5 mph (by GPS) on mid-grade fuel. Clearly, this is car built for the autobahn as well as the Alps. This is my 4th since '97 and nothing has broken yet - equals great value for the money.




Why buy anything else??

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Gobs of fun to drive! 40+ MPG. Holds a bunch of stuff. Very good fit & finish. Too soon to tell much about reliability... Only problem so far, I look down at the speedo, Hell! I'm doing 80 again... Really smooth, quiet for a Diesel.




Awful car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

These cars are so cute! I've had mine for a short time and bought it brand new, yes BRAND NEW and have already spent over $4,000 in repairs for stupid problems....not to mention they dont tell you...this car is not a German car...but in fact made in Mexico! It has terrible build quality. Oh yeah, and you need to put oil in it once a week unless you want the engine to blow, it EATS up oil !




Teenagers are out of it

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Before the Volkswagen Jetta had more fun and excitement for teenagers but now its like a family sedans so I am not too thrilled of the new arival of this sedan. Although I must say that its a really good fuel economy vehicle and its interior design is nice. The exterior design doesn't make me feel very excited. Overall the Jetta is an OK car and they should work now on bringing back the teenage theme back in the Jetta. It can be better I think quality-wise.



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L8_Apex
L8_Apex
09-01-2000
Jetta - Part 2 topic. Those of you joining us from...


lorryfan
lorryfan
09-01-2004
Anyone out there with info regarding the new 2005 VW Jetta Sedan? Here's what someone posted as the new look....


jettaowner84
jettaowner84
07-16-2013
The local transmission repair shop has been unsuccessful and very slow with diagnosing the issue happening with my Jetta. They have determined that it is not a flexplate issue. I live in an area where...



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