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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
No Data Available
2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$32,818
Average Price Paid
$32,118
803 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
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2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,279
14 listings nationwide

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2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,781
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

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'...

2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Dodge Challenger has undergone several rounds of changes in its 11 model years on the market. But the same basic formula remains: it’s a large, performance-oriented grand-touring c...

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

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
155
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

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

135
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

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.)

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2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

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

2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack RWD better.
"i have no idea"
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack RWD better.
"it doesnt they are identical"

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
2019 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
305 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
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 -- 1,277 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 57.5 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 116.2 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
2019 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD

Exterior Colors

  • B5 Blue Pearlcoat
  • Destroyer Gray Clearcoat
  • F8 Green
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • Indigo Blue
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • Plum Crazy Pearlcoat
  • Sublime Pearlcoat
  • Torred Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat
  • Yellow Jacket Clearcoat

Option Packages

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

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition