2005 Volvo V70 Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Volvo V70

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Volvo V70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Volvo V70

  • Comfortable, safe and roomier than most other luxury-brand wagons in its price range, the V70 is a smart choice in family transportation.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb front-seat comfort, wide variety of safety and luxury features, balanced ride and handling characteristics, lots of cargo space.

  • Cons

    Tight rear legroom, turbo lag and torque steer in T5 model, pricey optional equipment.

  • What's New for 2005

    The 2.5T AWD model has been discontinued. New this year are revised headlamps and taillamps, color-keyed side moldings and lower sills, front grille and flat blade windshield wipers. The audio systems and front seats have been revised. The center console is new, and real wood replaces the fake stuff in the Premium Package. Run-flat tires are newly available, and a trip computer is now standard. The headlamp washers have been redesigned, rear park assist is newly optional and satellite radio preparation is available as a stand-alone option. The 2.5T gets color-keyed bumpers with chrome inserts, the geartronic transmission and foglamps as standard equipment. A wood steering wheel is newly optional. The T-5 gets more power this year, up to 257 horsepower. Speed-sensitive steering is standard, and black mesh inlays replace the aluminum pieces in the Premium Package.

Full 2005 Volvo V70 Review

What's New for 2005

The 2.5T AWD model has been discontinued. New this year are revised headlamps and taillamps, color-keyed side moldings and lower sills, front grille and flat blade windshield wipers. The audio systems and front seats have been revised. The center console is new, and real wood replaces the fake stuff in the Premium Package. Run-flat tires are newly available, and a trip computer is now standard. The headlamp washers have been redesigned, rear park assist is newly optional and satellite radio preparation is available as a stand-alone option. The 2.5T gets color-keyed bumpers with chrome inserts, the geartronic transmission and foglamps as standard equipment. A wood steering wheel is newly optional. The T-5 gets more power this year, up to 257 horsepower. Speed-sensitive steering is standard, and black mesh inlays replace the aluminum pieces in the Premium Package.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



120k still drives as new

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 T5 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I have my 2005 since purchased almost new as a loaner with a 2K on the odo. It is my daily driver kids to school and to work and road miles. I drive more than average abut 25K a year. There have been no major maintenance issues, I did replace a/c at 100k live in FL runs 24/7 here. I had a g tires, brakes, fluids changes and (timing belt at 105K). Dealer service can be expensive but you should follow the maintenance schedule and make sure the last owner did if you are buying high mileage. The vehicle still rock solid gets 25 MPG. Still has a top speed of 130 mph, so those SUV's might pass you with 400 hp but know this the V70 is faster than all of them they are ltd. to 110 :).



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Good looking, comfortable cruiser

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

Living in Istanbul with narrow street and lots of ups and downs I was a bit worried how this car would handle the city. But it did -even better than my previous V40. It's a joy to drive to work every day, but even more fun to drive around in the country side. It's audio (Dynaudio) is wonderfull, the power (2.0T) is more than enough to get the head start, needed once in a while and the comfort is unbeatable. What it lacks is a USB (or even AUX) connection. Thinking that one third of the price Renault's has both a MP3 playing CD player and a USB connection standart, this is something Volvo should be ashamed of. Still it's a beauty and a more good looking station wagon is hard to come by.




Still going

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

I have had this V70 car for 92,000 miles. I still drives as new. Only repairs were to a frozen gear shift and head lights started to glaze but were replaced under warranty. Maintenance has been below normal, brake pads, oil, and flush fluids at normal intervals. Volvo dealer maintenance is less expensive than premium brands but I have spent four figures there at least twice. The result in keeping the car up is a 10 year driver, six years in it really shows no wear of any significance. My last Ford Explorer and Sable were well worn by now on the last go around. Wife has S60 same engine her car is bullet proof also. For people who want cars for longevity go with the base 5cyl eng.




Swedish dragon wagon

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 R 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)

This much fun ought to be illegal. The V70R is the perfect stealth wagon. Who would expect 0-60 in the mid-5s from a station wagon? With the available aftermarket items (exhaust, sway bars, and engine computer kits), getting 350+ HP is very do-able from only 2.5 liters. The 6-speed manual and brembo brakes make this a pleasure to drive. With 04 and 05 models coming within pricing reach, now is the time to think swede.




Kept me safe

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

I've owned three Volvos. I just had an accident in my 2005 and it kept me safe! Air bags deployed and car was totaled, but I remained safe. I am now shopping around for another v70. Can't say enough about the 2004 and 2005. Attractive but solid!




Dependable car

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo V70 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

We have an '03 V70 and liked it so much that we bought the '05. Car is solid, comfortable, and dependable. Normal services and no real problems yet through 62K miles. Does have electrical snafus -- at times the fuel gauge doesn't register fuel remaining, and when cold, the MPG and fuel remaining readings arbitrarily change between the 4 or so displays available. Wide turning radius on the 17" wheels -- larger than the '03 with 16" wheels. Smooth & light steering, but bumpier ride than the '03 due to the 225/45R17 tires I suppose. Engine is responsive and turbo gets car up to freeway speed quickly. Original Pirelli's still on -- probably replace at 70K.



Talk About The 2005 V70

2005 Volvo V70 Discussions See all Started By

edsurf611
edsurf611
02-14-2004
What are the changes to the V70 in 2005? I'm looking to buy the 2004 Volvo V70 station wagon, but want to know if I should wait for 2005 as not to miss out on any new features....


racaldero
racaldero
05-04-2009
Well I have a V70 2005 non turbo with 67k and I change the oil with 5 Qt. of new Mobile AFT Synthetic and my wagon is running great. Volvo of Dallas told me that I need to wait until 105k to change b...


volvomax
volvomax
08-23-2004
2005 Euro Delivery prices have been out for a while. V70 2.4M starts at $26,185...



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