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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Perhaps The Best Family Vehicle On The Road — Even though the 2005 Volvo XC70 is a sibling to the V70, it comes with an enhanced suspension and SUV-like characteristics that give it a sportier, more aggressive appearance with sure footing from the all-wheel drive. Drives well, parks easily, and comes with all the creature comforts in the cabin. Under the hood, it features a 208 horsepower 2.5-liter low-pressure turbocharged inline 5-cylinder with a 5-speed geartronic transmission as standard. The XC70 features seating capacity for up to five, as well as dual zone auto climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, power accessories, supple leather seating, and ABS. There is, perhaps, no better vehicle for a family of five on the road today.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Powerful turbocharged engine that still gets a respectable 21-mpg on the highway, retractible / pop-up booster seats in 2nd row for children, cargo net divider, aggressive styling, all-wheel drive

Cons: Some interior noise, but this was likely due to the cross-bars on the roof rack.

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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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I Wish It Had A Much Cleaner Interior, But It's A Family Car. — I love my Volvo wagon because it's safe. I'm not the world's best driver, yet I don't worry about my kids getting hurt if we were in an accident. It gets decent gas mileage for an AWD car (18/23). There are never any rattles or noises, not even wind sound. The interior is luxurious, with walnut trim and glove leather seating. It is fun to drive, because it's always what I wanted for a family car. As my husband said, "You told me that this is your dream car." And, he was right.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Safety

Cons: Holds only 5 passengers

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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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One Of The Best Cross Country Car! — Great performance with 163 HP, very good acceleration and top speed. But the engine, a 2.4 TD (with 5 cylinders) raise the costs of ownership... 7.8 gas liters for 100 km. The braking system is very effective,proportioned to the technical characteristics. High build quality for a plus safety. luxurious and spacious interiors. ... in other words a great car.

Pros: everything

Cons: gas mileage

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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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2005 Volvo Xc70 2.5t — great car overall, never once needed a repair, a more refined version of the 2002 xc70

Pros: great build, excelent sound quality, TURBO

Cons: cant really think of any

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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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I Wouldn't Buy It Again. Too Many Costly Repairs — The car drives very well and I never felt tired, even after long trips. My main problem with this car was the high cost of repairs and maintenance. By 60k miles, I had already replaced numerous parts including CD player, radiator, brake and water pumps. I also had problems with the ignition halo in the steering wheel column that left me sitting with my kids far from home since no override was designed for the system. Clearly not the high quality car I was promised by the dealership.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Handles well and is a nice quiet ride

Cons: Poor quality design and high, routine maintenance costs.

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2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country Review
Volvo2005 says:
vs2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon
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Power Ranked 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon worse.
"better engine and gearing. The Volvo low pressure turbo delivers good torque at low RPM."
Front Seats Ranked 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon worse.
"lumbar support. several way POWER front seats."
2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country Review
Fury_5922 says:
vs2005 Subaru Forester XS
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Handling Ranked 2005 Subaru Forester XS better.
"It was easier"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Subaru Forester XS worse.
"I felt more save"

Displaying all 7 2005 Volvo XC70 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2016 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Review By Rohn

This car is awesome I am looking for one with 2.5 turbo. Read More

Review By Colleen

I love this model. Its rides like a dream. The only thing is the price. Its high for a four year old car but Im still looking for a good deal. Read More

2011 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Review By GuruGQKKF

Im just beginning my search so there are no comparisons to be made. Its a beautiful vehicle and if it was in my budget, I certainly would have been interested. Read More

Review By Guru6CDT3

i absolutly love this car, i love the features heated seats automatic windshield wipers, blue tooth for my phone and it is so clear sounding, i dont have anything to compare it to, its better than a e... Read More

2010 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Review By Larry

Its exactly the car Im interested in, but #1 looking for relatively low mileage cars; #2 - do not want multiple owner cars Read More

Review By GuruBCW4R

Bad car sailed back the meter and engine over heating Read More

2009 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Review By Autobuyer123

Promptness in reply and communications. Courteous and professional.transparent as well as helpful. Read More

All Wheel Drive Power In A Soccer Mom Car! By pauljohnbaker

Leather interior, sun roof, dvd players in each headset, plus integrated child booster seats make this the perfect grocery getter. I (the dad) love driving it because it has great off the line power. ... Read More

2008 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Review By GuruM56JW

Love the reliability and space. Its a pleasure with kids and dogs Read More

Great Family Car. Lots Of Space For Trips. By Kavacookie

I have kids in lots of sports- this car was great for getting kids here and there and loading lots of gear in the back. For family trips, luggage and the dog could fit comfortably in the back. We coul... Read More

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