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2005 Volvo S40

$1,915 — $8,219 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance
  • Compact dimensions
  • Confident handling
  • Refinement

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2005 Volvo S40
  • Choice of inline-five engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Performance-oriented T5 model

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
25 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Amzing first car! Well worth it!

by Vini from Toronto on November 14, 2018

This car has a really good exterior, it is very safe and reliable, the only issue is because it a luxurius car, maintenance costs a lot of money. It very good on gas and its great for new drivers. Read full review

(4.0)

Great Colorado car

by Smit210 from CO on August 15, 2018

This is a great Colorado car! All wheel drive handles great with the ever changing weather and ski rack will get you safely to and from the mountains while having great gas mileage for the commute ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2005 Volvo S40 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Volvo S40 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S40 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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