2005 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,928 - $6,667
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
100-180
Seats
5
Color:  Blue Graphite
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,928 - $6,667
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
100-180
Seats
5

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

GL Wagon $2,928 - $5,485
Horsepower: 100 hp - 115 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Wagon $4,029 - $6,600
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL $2,928 - $5,485
Horsepower: 100 hp - 115 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS $4,029 - $6,600
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL Sedan $2,928 - $5,485
Horsepower: 100 hp - 115 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Sedan $4,029 - $6,600
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLI Sedan $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLI $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Value Edition Sedan $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5L Sedan $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base Sedan $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Value Edition $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5L $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $5,220 - $6,667
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.06

64 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Jetta: reliable and efficient.

My Jetta has given everything I have ever asked from it. My model is diesel and manual transmission, so it is fuel efficiency is really good and it is engine is quite powerful. The interior of the car is very comfortable and slightly spacious considering the size of the car. I have had a couple spark plug problems and coolant leaks, but besides those issues nothing major.

- Kevin Z

Sporty with nice vintage appeal.

Great car. But after 150, 000 miles. Starting to have problems. Transmission slips. Pile pressure light came on. Smoking out of tailpipe. German engineering is funny. Difficult and expensive. Fun car to drive though if taken care of properly. Just cost a lot to maintain after 150, 000 miles. Sporty and tight at the beginning of the cars life.

- Jonathan R

The windshield wiper comes on when there is any type of moisture on it.

I love the seat warmer, auto temperature setting & the ease of moving the front seat. It goes from 0 to 60 really fast as is very comfortable for long drives. I have had to have the two front windows fixed as they would not. Go up or down. I also had to have the passenger door lock fixed.

- Kathleen F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,928 - $5,485
$4,029 - $6,600

Horsepower

Horsepower
100 - 115 (hp)
100 - 180 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
37.4 - 37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 (in.)
33.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 38.1 (in.)
36.5 - 37 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 (cu. ft.)
13 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P195/65HR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 - 99 (in.)
98.9 - 99 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
172.3 - 173.6 (in.)
172.3 - 173.6 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 (in.)
68.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2895 - 3170 (.lbs)
2934 - 3291 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
115 (hp)

Torque

Torque
122 (ft. lbs.)
122 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

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
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Fuel System, Diesel Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V586000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence:
DIESEL FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834.
Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Jun 28, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 28, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V305000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.5L GASOLINE ENGINE, A FUEL SUPPLY LINE CLAMP LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAY NOT BE POSITIONED PROPERLY AND COULD CAUSE A FUEL LEAK.
Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUEL SUPPLY LINE CLAMP AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE CLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

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