2006 Volvo C70 T5 Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Volvo C70 - Road Test Specs

2006 Volvo C70 Convertible

(2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Model year2006
StyleT5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$39,405
As-tested MSRP$44,075


Drive typefront wheel drive
Engine typeinline5
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)218 @ 5,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)236 @ 1,500
Transmission type5-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Lower Control Arms, and Stabilizer Bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, Multilink, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Steering typepower-assisted rack and pinion steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot HX MXM4, all-season
Tire size, front235/45R17 94V
Tire size, rear235/45R17 94V
Brakes, frontfront ventilated disc - rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 88.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)49
@ Full throttle (dB)72
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsDTSC (traction control) "off" with a 2,500-rpm launch provided the best times, albeit with a large amount of spin that persisted to the top of 1st gear. Ultrasmooth upshifts were a welcome surprise.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsThe C70 remains very poised and flat under max ABS braking. No steering required and no kickback from pedal.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSteering, though numb, is precise and quick. Balance is quite good and tire grip is higher than I would've expected. DTSC "off" does not actually turn stability control off, but widens the envelope, allowing the car to alternately go between under- and oversteer with the throttle.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)72
Wind (mph, direction)3.0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City 29 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,803 (3,840 as tested)
Length (in.)180.4 in
Width (in.)71.7 in
Height (in.)55.1 in
Wheelbase (in.)103.9 in
Legroom, front (in.)42.3 in
Legroom, rear (in.)33.9 in
Headroom, front (in.)38.2 in
Headroom, rear (in.)36.4 in
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.8 cu-ft
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)12.8 cu-ft


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceUnlimited years / 7,500 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsbraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionside curtain airbag rollover sensor, convertible occupant rollover protection
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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