GLS 2.0L 4dr Station Wagon
2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Engine Engine 2.0LI-4
MPG MPG 24 City / 30 Hwy
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2005 Jetta Overview

This totally new Volkswagen Jetta, the fifth-generation of this four-door compact sedan, is one of the most important in VW's long history of selling cars in America.Certainly it's the most significant since the turn of the century, because its success is crucial to reviving Volkswagen's flagging fortunes.The Jetta has long been the company's best-selling model in the U.S.The Jetta has, in fact, been the perennial best-selling European nameplate on this side of the Atlantic, and its continued success is central to Volkswagen's fortunes in this, its most critical market outside of Europe.

Key elements of this larger Jetta are a new, developed-for-America-only high-torque five-cylinder engine, a sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission (optional), a much more spacious interior, and a high level of standard content to help sweeten entry prices that begin under $20,000.

Despite forays into the ultra-luxury market with the Phaeton and the lucrative SUV game with the Touareg, VW sales have flagged, primarily because the Jetta/Golf model platform was aging and overdue for replacement.Add in the factor of a weak dollar against the Euro, which led to severe price challenges from competitors, and it was no wonder VW dealers were clamoring for a level playing field.With the new Jetta, they're getting what they want, and the game's momentum could very well shift in Volkswagen's direction yet again.

Greeting the driver of a new Jetta is a commanding seating position, excellent outward vision paths and a logical, ergonomically sound array of controls and instruments.The build quality is superb inside and out and even the base model has an elegant, high-quality cabin.The raspy-sounding five-cylinder is pleasantly robust delivers and the Jetta carves through corners with precision.It's comfortable on long trips and responsive around town.
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2005 Jetta Overview

This totally new Volkswagen Jetta, the fifth-generation of this four-door compact sedan, is one of the most important in VW's long history of selling cars in America.Certainly it's the most significant since the turn of the century, because its success is crucial to reviving Volkswagen's flagging fortunes.The Jetta has long been the company's best-selling model in the U.S.The Jetta has, in fact, been the perennial best-selling European nameplate on this side of the Atlantic, and its continued success is central to Volkswagen's fortunes in this, its most critical market outside of Europe.

Key elements of this larger Jetta are a new, developed-for-America-only high-torque five-cylinder engine, a sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission (optional), a much more spacious interior, and a high level of standard content to help sweeten entry prices that begin under $20,000.

Despite forays into the ultra-luxury market with the Phaeton and the lucrative SUV game with the Touareg, VW sales have flagged, primarily because the Jetta/Golf model platform was aging and overdue for replacement.Add in the factor of a weak dollar against the Euro, which led to severe price challenges from competitors, and it was no wonder VW dealers were clamoring for a level playing field.With the new Jetta, they're getting what they want, and the game's momentum could very well shift in Volkswagen's direction yet again.

Greeting the driver of a new Jetta is a commanding seating position, excellent outward vision paths and a logical, ergonomically sound array of controls and instruments.The build quality is superb inside and out and even the base model has an elegant, high-quality cabin.The raspy-sounding five-cylinder is pleasantly robust delivers and the Jetta carves through corners with precision.It's comfortable on long trips and responsive around town.Hide Full Review