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2005 Volvo XC70 Wagon

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Volvo XC70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 208 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Volvo XC70

  • The 2005 Volvo XC70 is a viable alternative for those who need an all-weather wagon but don't want the bulk and poor handling of most SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb seat comfort, extensive array of safety equipment, solid construction, strong brakes, excellent snow vehicle.

  • Cons

    High price, lacks the true off-road capability of an SUV, tight legroom in backseat.

  • What's New for 2005

    Stone Gray bumpers and lower side trim replace last year's Slate Blue bumpers and trim. The grille has been redesigned, along with new headlamps (with new washers) and taillamps. Also new this year are brushed aluminum roof rails, flat-blade windshield wipers and aluminum skid plates. The front seats have been redesigned, along with the cruise control interface, center console and audio systems. A trip computer is now standard, and rear park assist, satellite radio preparation, a wood steering wheel, integrated booster seats, a rear-facing third-row seat, and a 40/20/40 rear seat are all stand-alone options. Real wood inlays replace last year's fake pieces in the Premium Package. A blind spot information system is added to the options list later in the model year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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The best car i have

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

Ok so I baught this vehicle from my brother with 75k, he bought the vehicle with 51k and he had all scheduled maintenance done. I have kept up with the majore ones. I have no idea about the previous owner. This car has never left me stranded and rides like a dream! my wife loves it! 130k miles and still runs/rides perfect. There are the occasional minor fixes that will set you back a few hundred but really. as the car gets older even an extra $1200 year minor fixes is well worth it.. you can drive it for 20 years! The engine is iron clad (2.5 5cy) and it still drives like its on glass. tires are a pain, and MPG could be better but treat it right and will pay dividends!




Great car, lousy tire options

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I bought my XC70 as a certified used car. I had previously owned an Audi A6 wagon, which was a tank. The Audi drove better at highway speeds, had a vastly superior stereo. But I have to say, I love the Volvo's style, excellent front seats, storage capability. What I don't like: Perelli tires which need to be replaced every 30K miles or so. haven't found a suitable replacement that tire cos will actually put on the car due to safety ratings and sizing issues. And since I do mostly city driving, the mpg is lousy. Overall, glad it was pre- certified. Have saved much $$$ having the dealer take car of stuff. I'd recommend the XC70.




A winner for the long

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I purchased this wagon for Michigan winters and it has been wonderful. I hate vans and SUVs so this was a great way to transport kids, snowboards, and weaving looms but then also have some dignity and style. It has been perfectly reliable and made winter driving a joy for this transplant from NC. The only change I'd make is the digital clock that tends to speed up and is difficult to set exactly. The car doesn't get super mileage, but the tradeoff is a heavy, safe and sturdy vehicle that I will keep hopefully as long as my last Volvo (15 years!!) I highly recommend this brand/model and hope it is still a winner in 10 more years.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Disaster

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

There is a distinct delay when stepping on the gas pedal which can be a problem pulling out in heavy traffic. This car is truly terrible in the snow, seems to float, not in a good way. Changed the tires and this helped somewhat, but don't buy this car if you live in a snowy part of the country. Had over 100 "faults" in the computer electrical system recently, the dealer says this car is a computer on wheels and after over $500 (no parts in this cost) in computer software downloads cannot say if the problem will ever be totally fixed.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best of volvo

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

This is my fourth Volvo, which I have been buying new since 1996. My 2005 XC70 is by far the best of all. Its handling is what I like best, so solid in its gripping of all road surfaces. Seating and interior space are top notch. I currently have 30,000+ miles and have not had any maintenance issues, other than those scheduled!!



8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Big problems with 05 xc70

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I have had so many problems with my 2005 XC70, that I am w/o a car more than I am with one. This is my 3rd Volvo and the worst one so far. From the driver door coming open while I was driving twice to gas shooting in my face due to a faulty gas line and cut off. I think I would have been better off with a car that is 20 years old. My car is now inactive again ( every month) because of a faulty trans. Do you think that Volvo or the Volvo dealership will take it back. NO! It is a lemon but of course in PA the lemon law is so crazy that I can't do anything with this car but to leave it in my driveway, due to the numerous times that it breaks down and put myself and my family at risk. So buyer beware



Full 2005 Volvo XC70 Review

What's New for 2005

Stone Gray bumpers and lower side trim replace last year's Slate Blue bumpers and trim. The grille has been redesigned, along with new headlamps (with new washers) and taillamps. Also new this year are brushed aluminum roof rails, flat-blade windshield wipers and aluminum skid plates. The front seats have been redesigned, along with the cruise control interface, center console and audio systems. A trip computer is now standard, and rear park assist, satellite radio preparation, a wood steering wheel, integrated booster seats, a rear-facing third-row seat, and a 40/20/40 rear seat are all stand-alone options. Real wood inlays replace last year's fake pieces in the Premium Package. A blind spot information system is added to the options list later in the model year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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