Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,635 - $5,294
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
100-115
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,635 - $5,294
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
100-115
Seats
5

Volkswagen Golf Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2005 Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

4.71

7 Reviews

71% 29% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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It is a VW which makes it awesome.

So far our VW golf has been very reliable. Problems with it would include the air conditioning not being very strong or helpful, the way it jerks forward sometimes when you first start driving which is normal but sometimes feels concerning, and there is a screw that keeps the coolant container closed that can unexpectedly come undone. But positives include the way it runs, the way it looks, the small size, the mileage. Comfort wise, it is small so there’s that and the seats are not the most comfortable as it is not really created for comfort but it does have heated seats which is a nice feature. There is also a sunroof that I love and locks are automatic. It is not made for the USB generation but still has radio and a way to plug in your phone for music.

- Sarah B

VW golf-great car for anyone.

Very little maintenance, good mileage, very dependable in all weather. Been in 2 car accidents and 1 deer accident-repaired and still on the go. Holds a lot of stuff when packed. Still running great after 13 years and counting. Great car. If there is a next car, it would be the same model.

- Rock H

2005 VW golf is a great car, still running great after 13 years.

My 13 year old car is very reliable. I have had very few repair issues over its life. I get fairly good gas mileage. The car handles well in all kinds of weather. I can pack a lot of stuff into it, from hauling trash to the dump to transporting bureaus and larger pieces of furniture.

- Ro H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,635 - $4,916
$3,831 - $5,294

Horsepower

Horsepower
100 - 115 hp
100 - 115 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
36.5 in.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
164.9 in.
164.9 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2771 - 3051 .lbs
2897 - 3091 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
100 - 115 hp
100 - 115 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 177 ft. lbs.
122 - 177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 31 mpg
12 - 31 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
30 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety