2006 Volvo S40

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16 reviews
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Available Price Range $3,259-$9,943 Trims3 Combined MPG 24-27 Seats 5

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 yo... 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

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Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 16 reviews

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 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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