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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
No Data Available
2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
MSRP
$36,705
Invoice
$35,890
Average Price Paid
$36,705
740 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
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2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,853
12 listings nationwide

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2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,934
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
30
Guru9HZH9T writes:
Fun to drive. Gets lots of comments. Trouble free so far with 93000 miles on it. Not fantastic on gas but does...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Dodge Charger better.
"About the same on cargo capacity with exception of having a back seat ."
195
MaricelaHoward 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

185
heinem1 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
20
Buff_dad writes:
Fast
35
Liam writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI FWD with Sunroof worse.
"I think that the hellcat looks badass."
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI FWD with Sunroof better.
"The hellcats back seats are cramped."

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
303 hp @ 6,350 RPM
Torque
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.2:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.7 in 42 in
Back Legroom -- 33.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 16.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,262 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 186.3 in 197.9 in
Width 72 in 85.4 in
Height 52.1 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 116 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2022 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD

Exterior Colors

  • F8 Green
  • Frostbite
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • HELLRAISIN
  • Indigo Blue
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • SINAMON Stick
  • Smoke Show
  • Stinger Yellow Clearcoat
  • Torred Clearcoat
  • Triple Nickel Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Audio Group W/Subwoofer
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav W/8.4" Display
  • Alpine Audio Group W/Subwoofer
  • Blacktop Package
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Driver Convenience Group
  • Plus Package
  • Power Sunroof
  • Technology Group

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