Volvo Make Overview

Available Volvo Models

Passenger Cars

Volvo C30 Overview
2013 - 2008 (used)
Volvo C70 Overview
2013 - 1998 (used)
Volvo S40 Overview
2011 - 1995 (used)
Volvo S80 Overview
2016 - 1999 (used)
Volvo V50 Overview
2011 - 2005 (used)
Volvo V70 Overview
2010 - 1998 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Volvo Questions

Am Getting A Message On Dash Of 2015 Xc70 Wagon: "low Battery Charging"

Was standing with door of car open, chatting with neighbor, car not running. Got a message on the dash "low battery charging" - anyone know what that indicates?

My Car Still Isn’t Starting

Hi I Have a 2001 Volvo S 40 turbo four-cylinder and I recently got my intake manifold gasket changed I got a new radiator I got a new thermostat and gasket as far as that goes my mechanic looked ...

Replacing Electric Volvo XC90 Seats

How easy and/or expensive is it to change the two front seats on an XC90? I have two spares and want them switched over.

2002 Volvo V70 2.4 Codes 9520 902B

what do the codes mean and how to solve them 2002 volvo v70 2.4 9520 902B

I Can Not Get My Keys Out Of The Ignition

The key will not turn back enough to release the key from the ignition?

Older Volvo Models

Volvo 122 Volvo 142 Volvo 144
Volvo 164 Volvo 240 Volvo 245
Volvo 260 Volvo 340 Volvo 360
Volvo 480 Volvo 740 Volvo 760
Volvo 780 Volvo 850 Volvo 940
Volvo 960 Volvo Coupe Volvo P1800
Volvo PV544 Volvo S60 R Volvo S60L
Volvo S70 Volvo V40 Volvo V70 R
Volvo XC

Volvo Overview

The word "Volvo" is almost synonymous with "safety." Features such as safety cages and advanced crumple zones have helped to save thousands of lives and create legions of dedicated Volvo fans. As Volvo has evolved, the car manufacturer has continued to create safe and comfortable cars, while most recently seeking to gain a reputation for style as well.

The Number Names
Volvo used to use a series of numbers to describe their cars. The first number was the series, the second was the number of cylinders, and the third was the number of doors. However, by the early nineties, they had moved away from using these strictly, ending most models with a zero. The smaller sedans at that time were the 240, the 740, the 780, the 850, and the 940. The larger sedans were the 760 and 960. These cars were all known as being safe and comfortable, but also boxy and relatively unattractive.

New Styles, New Names
In 1997, Volvo began to transition to a new way of naming their cars. The models now start with a letter: "S" for sedan, "C" for coupe, "V" for versatile, and "XC" for cross-country. The size of the car is indicated by the following numbers, with bigger numbers representing larger sedans.

The Affordable Volvos
Volvo put out some new, less prohibitively expensive models to win over a younger audience. The S40 and V40 offer buyers the same level of safety, luxury, and comfort they'd find in higher-end Volvos, but in slightly toned-down versions for a much lower price. Similarly, the sporty V50 offers buyers a slightly larger option.

Mid-Size Sedans
In the midsize category, the S60 represents the smallest of the midsize vehicles. The S70 and V70, which replaced the highly popular 850 model, rounded out the set.

Full-Size Sedans
Volvo's higher end is now represented by the luxurious S80, V90, and S90. Each model has won awards for safety and gets consistently rated near the top of its class for safety and comfort.

A Sporty Volvo?!
Volvos certainly are more stylish today, and the fresher styling has produced a couple of nice-looking sporty coupes and convertibles. The C70 is available as either a coupe or convertible. Redesigned in 2006, this coupe remains a very successful addition to the Volvo line.

Off-Roading Volvos
Volvo offers several all-wheel-drive vehicles, as well as a couple of SUVs. The S60-R and V70-R each offers consumers a choice of AWD on their sedans and wagons. The XC70 and C90 are true SUVs. The XC series is designed to compete with other luxury SUVs, such as the Mercedes M class and Lexus RX.

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