2005 Volvo S40

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $2,464-$9,368 Trims3 Combined MPG 25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Volvo S40

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise during hard acceleration
  • Occasional driveline whine
  • Harsh ride on rough surfaces

Notable Features

  • Choice of inline-five engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Performance-oriented T5 model


Our Expert Reviews

Have you ever seen a movie and a day later can't remember what it was about? I have several examples of movies that haven't left an impression on me. I was going to name a few, but I just can't remember their titles, which demonstrates my point. The 2005 Volvo S40 will go down in my database of cars (like movies) that won't leave a lasting impression on me. There's noth... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

S40 T5 AWD - Great Choice!

by With NV from Malvern, PA on January 12, 2009

The S40 has a great exterior look that sets it apart from all the other mainstream vehicles. It especially looks sharp with the sport package options. I have always had people compliment me on how muc... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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