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April 08, 2005

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Spring is around the corner, and several automakers have already introduced 2006 models. Meanwhile, many 2005 models have been on sale for over a year - so you'd think there would be no more '05s to be introduced. But wait, there is one more - VW's 2005 new Jetta. The word "new" has to be inserted in its name, as the "old" Jetta has also been available as a 2005 model for many months.

Confusing? Yes, which is why VW tells us to think of the "new" Jetta as a 2006 model, even if it isn't officially.

It should be though, as the all new fifth-generation Jetta is totally different from the previous generation in looks and feel.

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Base price: $18,515 (manual); $19,590 (automatic)
Engine: 2.5-liter in-line five, 150 hp/170 lb-ft
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual or six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive
Length x width x height: 179.3 x 69.3 x 57.5 in
Wheelbase: 101.5 in
Curb weight: 3230 lb (manual)
Fuel economy (EPA city/hwy): 22/30 mpg
Safety equipment:Anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake distribution, traction control, dual front and side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners
Major standard equipment: Air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, AM/FM/CD player, 60/40 split folding rear seat
Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles

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