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2006 Volvo V70

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$1,081 — $9,753 USED
Wagon
5-7 Seats
21-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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The Good

  • Refinement
  • Construction quality
  • Safety features
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Performance potential of V70 R

The Bad

  • Steering effort
  • Modest performance with base engine
  • Navigation-system screen visibility

What to Know

about the 2006 Volvo V70
  • Choice of inline-five engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • High-performance V70 R model
  • Third-row seat available
  • Standard side-curtain airbags

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Our Take

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Vehicle Overview
Volvo’s larger front-wheel-drive wagon comes only in 2.4 and 2.5T trims for 2006; the performance-oriented T5 edition has been dropped. Rear park assist is now part of the Convenience Package for the 2.4 wagon rather than a stand-alone option. Several other stand-alone options, including leather seating surfaces, bi-xenon headlights and a moonroof, have been dropped in the 2.5T model. Sixteen-inch wheels replace the prior 15-inchers in the 2.4 wagon.

Mild revisions marked V70s in the 2004 model year. The mirrors were redesigned to reduce wind noise, and new ZF rack-and-pinion steering was installed. For 2005, new headlamps and taillamps adopted transparent lenses, and a waterfall-style grille was installed.

Volvo also offers a smaller V50 wagon and an all-wheel-drive XC70 wagon with certain sport utility vehicle-like characteristics. A high-performance V70 R wagon is also available.
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Exterior
Rounded front corners resemble those of Volvo’s S80 sedan, but the rear half retains the straight lines and body profile of a traditional wagon. Clear-lens headlights are installed. The 2.5T wagon has chrome accents inlayed into the color-coordinated front bumper.

All V70 wagons ride a 108.5-inch wheelbase and measure 185.4 inches long overall. Fog lamps are mounted on the 2.5T wagon. A power moonroof is optional. Both models can be equipped with optional 17-inch wheels.

Interior
Each V70 seats up to five occupants on two front bu...

Vehicle Overview
Volvo’s larger front-wheel-drive wagon comes only in 2.4 and 2.5T trims for 2006; the performance-oriented T5 edition has been dropped. Rear park assist is now part of the Convenience Package for the 2.4 wagon rather than a stand-alone option. Several other stand-alone options, including leather seating surfaces, bi-xenon headlights and a moonroof, have been dropped in the 2.5T model. Sixteen-inch wheels replace the prior 15-inchers in the 2.4 wagon.

Mild revisions marked V70s in the 2004 model year. The mirrors were redesigned to reduce wind noise, and new ZF rack-and-pinion steering was installed. For 2005, new headlamps and taillamps adopted transparent lenses, and a waterfall-style grille was installed.

Volvo also offers a smaller V50 wagon and an all-wheel-drive XC70 wagon with certain sport utility vehicle-like characteristics. A high-performance V70 R wagon is also available.
(Skip to details on the: V70 R)

Exterior
Rounded front corners resemble those of Volvo’s S80 sedan, but the rear half retains the straight lines and body profile of a traditional wagon. Clear-lens headlights are installed. The 2.5T wagon has chrome accents inlayed into the color-coordinated front bumper.

All V70 wagons ride a 108.5-inch wheelbase and measure 185.4 inches long overall. Fog lamps are mounted on the 2.5T wagon. A power moonroof is optional. Both models can be equipped with optional 17-inch wheels.

Interior
Each V70 seats up to five occupants on two front buckets and a three-place, 60/40-split rear bench seat. A rear-facing third-row seat is available. Cargo capacity is 37.4 cubic feet with the backseat raised, but that space grows to 71.4 cubic feet when the seat is folded down. A cassette/CD audio system is standard, and Sirius Satellite Radio is optional.

Volvo’s navigation system and a power passenger’s seat are optional on the 2.5T wagon. Rear park assist, leather seats, integrated rear child booster seats and heated front seats also are offered.

Under the Hood
Buyers can choose between two inline-five-cylinder engines in non-R V70s. The 2.4 wagon uses a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter that teams with either a five-speed-manual or five-speed-automatic transmission. The 2.5T model gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter that produces 208 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque. The 2.5T works only with a five-speed Geartronic automatic. Premium fuel is recommended for both engines.

Safety
Safety features in the V70 include all-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact and side curtain-type airbags, and Volvo’s Whiplash Protection Seating System. Daytime running lights are standard. Volvo’s Dynamic Stability and Traction Control electronic stability system is optional on non-R V70s.

Driving Impressions
Despite the loss of the T5, Volvo’s thoroughly civilized and tightly constructed wagons offer engine choices to suit various driving needs. Steering is on the heavy side, but it’s not ponderous. These wagons are stable on the highway and corner well, but they aren’t snappy in urban driving.

V70 R
Introduced as a 2004 model, the V70 R uses a 300-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder that teams with a six-speed-manual gearbox. For 2006, a new six-speed automatic with Geartronic operation is available. The new automatic cuts 0-to-60-mph acceleration time from 7.4 to 6.5 seconds; a manual-shift V70 R reaches 60 mph in a claimed 5.6 seconds.

According to Volvo, the new standard Haldex Instant Traction all-wheel-drive system “instantaneously delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed.” A Convenience Package has replaced the V70 R’s Touring Package.

Rear park assist is available. Volvo also offers a high-performance S60 R sedan with the same drivetrain. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
12 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

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(5.0)

Think of a reliable tank

by Cars,trucks and motorcycles from Courtenay,BC Can. on October 24, 2018

The Volvo wagons I have owned have been the best built vehicles I have ever seen.Sorry MB,Audi,BMW.I love German cars,but they have more small bugs than any Volvo I’ve owned.My current 2006 V70r is ... Read full review

(5.0)

comfort speed and lots of room

by harvo from orlando fl on September 18, 2017

the Volvo v70 2.5t has been very reliable and it has plenty of speed and very good acceleration Plus it has plenty of room it will swallow up large items (furniture) And it is very safe Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Volvo V70 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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 V70 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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