2006 Volvo S40 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Satellite communications: On-Call (Volvo)
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $24,735 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 168 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,735
Invoice$22,633

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG 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: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 168 hp I5
Power 168 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom34.4 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length175.9 in
Width69.7 in
Height57.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Gone are the days of squared-off edges and that MOM'S TAXI bumper sticker: today's Volvo sedan appeals to younger drivers than ever. The S40 2.4i especially gets the attention of discer... Read More
Gone are the days of squared-off edges and that MOM'S TAXI bumper sticker: today's Volvo sedan appeals to younger drivers than ever. The S40 2.4i especially gets the attention of discerning young commuters who want to be safe and stylish until children come along and the time comes for an XC90.
The base model S40 gets a 2.4-liter engine whose 168 horsepower is regarded by some as sufficient and by others as not quite enough. But if you're mostly in bumper-to-bumper anyway, your bigger concern is fuel economy, and this solid little buggy will get you around 30 mpg on the highway (22 city). Sure, the numbers are better in other small sedans, but the safety record can't be beat.
Not only is the car solidly built, with protective side beams and intelligently designed deformation zones, but it comes standard with many advanced safety features. The list includes driver and passenger air bags (including side-curtain units), antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and seats designed to keep the occupant from sliding out from beneath the seatbelt during impact.
Comfort features that you must pay extra for on most cars come standard even on this base model: air conditioning, CD player, and power locks and windows. True options are generally grouped in themed packages; for instance, the Climate Package contains heated seats, rain-sensing wipers, and headlamp washers.
Some owners called for more horsepower (oh well, should've bought the T5), a roomier backseat, and larger side-view mirrors. More than a few accounts of multiple service trips are concerning, but keep in mind that these are anecdotal. Users rave about the style, comfort, handling, and braking, with special notice going to the unique center console.
Adds to 2.4i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Headrests Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Satellite communications: On-Call (Volvo)
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $27,635 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 218 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$27,635
Invoice$25,359

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
29MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG 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, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 218 hp I5
Power 218 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom34.4 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length175.9 in
Width69.7 in
Height57.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
With its 2.5-liters and 218 horses under the hood, the Volvo T5 will get you from A to B with a smile on your face. Even better, this zippy little sedan will keep you safe with those fa... Read More
With its 2.5-liters and 218 horses under the hood, the Volvo T5 will get you from A to B with a smile on your face. Even better, this zippy little sedan will keep you safe with those famous Volvo side beams and intelligently designed deformation zones.
Other impressive safety features come standard: driver and passenger air bags (including side-curtain units), antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and anti-submarining seats. The Swedes don't skimp on comfort features either, with air conditioning and power locks, seats, and windows all standard equipment.
User reviews run to both extremes, with one stating it was the very first time he's ever been 100% satisfied with a car and another deeming his completely unreliable. We found a moderate number of complaints concerning electrical glitches, which is nothing new for Volvo. (In fairness, with all of the features there is more that can go wrong.)
The mileage numbers are acceptable, especially with the manual transmission, and the turbo provides pep without penalty (until the booster needs maintenance). In general, buyers of this little sedan know it's small, but they'd nevertheless like a bit more room in the trunk and backseat.
Several users stated that they had either owned or test-driven a BMW and found the T5 equal in ride and handling and superior in interior design, comfort, and value. Other drivers compared it to an Audi, which would cost thousands more similarly equipped.
Average Price:$7,111
Adds to 2.4i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Headrests Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Satellite communications: On-Call (Volvo)
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $29,410 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 218 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$29,410
Invoice$27,027

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG 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, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 218 hp I5
Power 218 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom34.4 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length175.9 in
Width69.7 in
Height57.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Although the basic S40 2.4i is widely considered a commuter car, the T5 AWD trim just might be insulted by that label. With an additional 50 horses plus a turbocharger, this car is not ... Read More
Although the basic S40 2.4i is widely considered a commuter car, the T5 AWD trim just might be insulted by that label. With an additional 50 horses plus a turbocharger, this car is not your average sedan.
Safety takes a front seat with every Volvo, and that front seat is where you�ll find the full complement of state-of-the-art driver and passenger air bags, including side-impact units. The AWD also enhances the practicality, if not overall safety, of this trim. It drives well on varied surfaces and can even help you out of minor predicaments (i.e. a little snowdrift) that would hinder a lesser sedan.
So many features come standard, and most of them relate to the safety theme: driver and passenger air bags (including side-curtain units), antilock brakes, and stability and traction control. Comfort is a given with the rest of the standard amenities: air conditioning, CD player, ergonomically-designed power seats, and power locks and windows.
Drivers of the T5 AWD love its turbo zip and four-wheeling functionality so much that they tend to overlook the teeny trunk and cramped backseat (you�ll have to keep looking if you plan to transport your Great Dane). We came across a couple of anecdotal reports of near-lemons, but take them for what they are worth.
Fuel economy isn�t expected to be great with the AWD, but the turbo turns air into power, and you can gain a couple of mpg with a manual transmission. This is a great choice for anyone in the market for a smaller European sedan, especially those who live in colder regions.