(4.4) 18 reviews
MSRP: $2,253$8,457
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 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 for the 2005 Volvo S 40

Consumer Reviews


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by mnm0704 from Portland, OR on December 25, 2008

I LOVE my S-40!!! I never thought I would own a Volvo. Untill I was looking at BMW's. I came across a Volvo S-40. I really had my heart set on a 328ci. Untill I drove the S-40 and was sold! I love eve... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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