Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,557 - $26,525
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,557 - $26,525
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4

2005 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

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Convertible top issues, space availability.

2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL Coupe

A few problems a I have had with my car are my coolant reservoir cracked which caused overheating. Another issue I had with my car is the convertible top is no longer water resistance and when it rains water will leak through onto my seats. Performance wise my car runs well, the gear shifts are a little slow but it has not given me issues. It is a very small car but for the size it is very comfortable. The trunk size is very small and fits few things. I have only used the sport mode in my vehicle a few times and it runs very smooth. I would consider my car a very reliable vehicle considering the usage as well as age.

- Gels A

Fun but comes with challenges.

2005 Volkswagen Beetle Bi-Color Edit Coupe

The plastic quality is horrendous, the electric system has huge flaws. For example, we cannot lock the car anymore because the alarm goes off just by itself. We have to leave the windows cracked a little, otherwise they keep going up and down. The fact that the trunk cannot be opened with the actual key is a problem, because the buttons on the keys do not work. But it is fun to drive. Not suitable for a family though! Somebody once compared the car to a puppy. Really fun but messes up every once in a while.

- Kristin T

A teenage dream, and adulthood nightmare.

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

The vehicle is so fun to drive, smooth, fast, and sporty. However, there are many problems that make driving it incredibly difficult. For one, if the gas gets below a quarter tank, the fuel pump does not function properly. The soft-top leaks when it rains, the back window is falling out, and the cover on the gear shift shattered and fell apart. All-in-all it was a great car when I turned 16, but I am looking for something more reliable.

- Kate K

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,557 - $5,134
$20,745 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
115 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 - 41.3 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.5 - 33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.2 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5 - 12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.7 - 98.8 in.
98.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
161.1 in.
161.1 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2743 - 3153 lbs.
2765 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
115 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 125 ft. lbs.
122 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 28 mpg
27 mpg

City

City
21 - 24 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
31 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety