2005 Volvo V70 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $29,825
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Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $29,825 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 168 hp I5
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$29,825
Invoice$27,418

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 168 hp I5
Power 168 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase108.5 in
Length185.4 in
Width71 in
Height57.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume37.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
There are base models, and there are base models. And if the Volvo 2.4 is considered basic, then the rest of the automaking world has a lot to learn from the Swedes. Although the e... Read More
There are base models, and there are base models. And if the Volvo 2.4 is considered basic, then the rest of the automaking world has a lot to learn from the Swedes.
Although the ever-popular V70 was certainly not clamoring for improvement, it received a slight makeover for 2005 with new headlight and taillight designs as well as changes to the chrome grille, center console, and windshield wipers.
The top safety technology continues to come standard in these wagons, as in all Volvos. That means front and side-impact airbags as well as overhead curtain airbags, plus the SIPS (side-impact protection) and WHIPS (whiplash protection) systems, all of which contribute to a very safe feeling for driver and passengers.
Stability Traction Control is standard on the 2.4 models, but it does not include the Active Yaw Control (which aids with directional stability in a lateral skid) found on the higher-priced 2.5T and T5 trims. A multi-link rear suspension and front and rear anti-roll bars contribute to the wonderful handling; speed-sensitive steering is also standard.
User reviews invariably noted the fantastic interior comfort, the exceptional ride, and the excellent handling. Some were surprised at the pep that this �basic� engine (2.4-liter, 168 hp) afforded. Cargo space and the standard-equipment heated power mirrors also received accolades. One driver mentioned the generously-sized windows, and young parents thanked the Swedish stars for the integrated booster seats, and countless tots are probably thanking them, too, for the better view that they lend.
Complaints concerning the 2005 V70 2.4 seemed minor: a slightly cramped backseat, somewhat high cost of maintenance, and a slight blind spot over the shoulder.
Adds to 2.4:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $33,220 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 208 hp I5
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$33,220
Invoice$30,610

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 208 hp I5
Power 208 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase108.5 in
Length185.4 in
Width71 in
Height57.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume37.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
If you�re looking for the combination of all-wheel drive and turbo power, you'll have to keep moving past the Volvo V70 2.5T, as it is no longer made in the AWD version as of this ... Read More
If you�re looking for the combination of all-wheel drive and turbo power, you'll have to keep moving past the Volvo V70 2.5T, as it is no longer made in the AWD version as of this year (fear not � there�s still the T5).
The well-loved V70 received a slight makeover for 2005 with new headlight and taillight designs as well as changes to the chrome grille, center console, and windshield wipers. The 2.5T�s five-cylinder engine offers 208 horsepower; the Geartronic transmission comes only in automatic. You can expect 21 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway.
Occupant safety remains the hallmark of the Volvo name, and many state-of-the-art safety features come as standard equipment. There are front and side-impact airbags as well as overhead curtain airbags, in addition to the Swedish maker�s trademark side-impact protection system (SIPS). The impressive WHIPS system causes the headrests to move rearward when the car is hit from behind, reducing or preventing whiplash injury.
Dynamic Stability Traction Control comes standard on the T5. This is an enhancement over the basic stability control feature in the 2.4 trim, as it also features Active Yaw Control, which aids with directional stability in a lateral skid. A multi-link rear suspension and front and rear anti-roll bars contribute to the wonderful handling; speed-sensitive steering is also standard.
New options include rear-park assist (an obstacle-detection that is a great thing for parents of little ones). The audio system also comes satellite radio-ready for those who are thinking of subscribing to such a service.
Drivers of the 2.5T loved its style and comfort along with the exceptional ride and handling. Others were impressed with its get-up-and-go. A few felt it was not as �solid� as older Volvos, although they still were in awe of the car.
The complaints for the 2005 V70 2.5T are about the same for any recent Volvo: somewhat cramped space in the backseat, and the high cost of maintenance. It is also recommended that the engine be allowed to idle a minute before shut-off after long drives to help prolong the life of the turbocharger. Some owners found this practice to be somewhat annoying.
Original MSRP: $37,175
Adds to 2.4:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: vinyl · Upholstery accents: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $37,175 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 257 hp I5
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$37,175
Invoice$34,327

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoCassette Player

Engine

2.4L 257 hp I5
Power 257 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase108.5 in
Length185.4 in
Width71 in
Height57.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume37.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,300 lbs
In addition to cosmetic updates to the headlight, taillights, and grille, this year's T5 features a power increase from 247 to 257 horsepower. You've come to the right place if the pair... Read More
In addition to cosmetic updates to the headlight, taillights, and grille, this year's T5 features a power increase from 247 to 257 horsepower.
You've come to the right place if the pairing of all-wheel drive and turbo power is what you were seeking. The T5 is now the only V70 trim available with AWD.
Occupant safety remains the hallmark of the Volvo name, and many state-of-the-art safety features come as standard equipment. There are front and side-impact airbags as well as overhead curtain airbags, in addition to the Swedish maker's trademark side-impact protection system (SIPS).
The impressive WHIPS system causes the headrests to move rearward when the car is hit from behind, reducing or preventing whiplash injury.
Dynamic Stability Traction Control comes standard on the T5. This is an enhancement over the basic stability control feature in the 2.4 trim, as it also features Active Yaw Control, which aids with directional stability in a lateral skid. A multi-link rear suspension and front and rear anti-roll bars contribute to the wonderful handling; speed-sensitive steering is also standard.
New options include rear-park assist (an obstacle-detection that is a great thing for parents of little ones). The audio system also comes satellite radio-ready for those who are thinking of subscribing to such a service.
All in all, drivers of this car reflected a high level of satisfaction in their reviews. After all, Volvo is known for interior comfort, occupant safety, and overall European quality.
As for the negatives, some reviews contained complaints about engine noise, torque steer, and turbo lag, in addition to the usual Volvo-owners' kvetching about lack of backseat legroom and costly maintenance.
2.5T AWD
Adds to 2.4:
No additional major features.