• (4.4) 20 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,247–$8,351
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2005 Volvo S40

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Volvo S40

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

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 20 reviews

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Sporty,reliable and fun to drive

by Vsportawd from Reading,pa. on November 6, 2017

Never broke down, was good on gas, handled very well. I loved this car. In the 12 yrs. I owned it ,I had very few problems. Great in the snow.

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3 Trims Available

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2005 Volvo S40 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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