Best Bet
  • (4.2) 23 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,486$9,338
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2006 Volvo S40

Our Take on the 2006 Volvo S40

Our Take

When it went on sale in spring 2004 as a 2004.5 model, the latest version of the S40 compact sedan was a little shorter, wider and taller than its predecessor — and aimed more clearly at a younger audience. The 2004.5 model was billed by the Swedish automaker as "new from the ground up."Saf... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

The original Volvo 40, introduced here as a 2000 model, was a halfhearted, easily overlooked car that was supposed to invigorate the brand with an affordable entry-level vehicle. It invigorated nothing but the competition. The S40 was built in the Netherlands at a plant shared by Volvo and Mitsubishi, and it was not a high point for either manufacturer.Technically, there was nothing much wrong ... Read full review for the 2006 Volvo S 40

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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 23 reviews

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great luxury car at a low price

by volvo>bmw from minnesota on July 6, 2010

What an amazing ride! The exterior looks very stylish and sporty. The interior is simple and practical. The "floating" dash gets lots of compliments. I prefer the T-tech seats to leather because they ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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