2006 Volvo XC70 consumer reviews

$35,700–$36,135 MSRP range
side view of 2006 XC70 Volvo
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2006 Volvo XC70

Make sure service history is complete

Bought this model used for $3500 with 227k km on it. Ended up spending $5500 getting it into inspection condition (would be even more at a dealership), as xenon lights, steering angle sensor, and AWD Differential pump were all failing. Also had never had transmission fluid changed. Nearly every fix beyond an oil change requires Volvo's proprietary VIDA-DICE interface to reset or calibrate something. During repairs, the climate control module failed as well. To top it all off I'm left with a Four-C suspension error that cannot be reset or turned off because a previous owner replaced the struts with base ones. $2500 more if I wanted to get the Four-C struts back, before installation. Really all it has going for it is comfortable seats, numerous cupholders, plowing up hills, and a hope that all repairs are done for the next 100k km.


A forever Volvo

I have owned lots of suvs and own a BMW 328i sedan as well. I have owned a Volvo s40 sedan when I was younger. I needed something with AWD, so I considered another boring suv but liking a more sporty car like appearance I got the xc70. I have a 2006 model with 43,000 miles. I have a roof rack on it and a cage. I can put my bikes on top or in the back. It’s awesome in the snow. Good for pets in the back with an optional net or cage you can buy from Volvo. Love this wagon. It’s utilitarian and gets most stuff done. I plan on keeping this Volvo as a “lifer” while owning another sedan. Plus this generation was the last to be truly Swedish as in built there I believe. Great vehicle.


Most Reliable Car I’ve Ever Owned.

Great Vehicle. Not so wonderful if you are REAL tall. Great in all weather conditions. This is a vehicle worth servicing and repairing if it needs it. Last one had over 250,000 miles and still going strong.


Thought I would try a Volvo

I have only had it a few weeks, but it fits my needs, runs good. I like the performance with the turbo, the styling and the fact that it was a one -owner 52K mile vehicle with good reviews from owners.


Great on road in ice and snow

This Car is dependable in all weather. Easy handling and comfortable. Angling of front windshield makes visibility to left and right when turning marginal at best.


Best AWD Wagon I ever owned

Great Performance for this Turbo AWD Wagon. MPG city 20, hwy 25-30 mpg. Driven on snow and iced roads never an issue. Lived and driven in the mountains of Colorado for 7 years.


3rd Volvo I?ve owned.

Love it! It handles very well & is totally reliable. The luxury features are amazing, heated seats, leather interior, excellent stereo system. The seats fold down easily to add plenty of space to the wagon.


very reliable

exceeded my expectations and fulfils my needs with acceptable efficiency ratings , safety ratings and reliability both the car and the dealer made buying a pleasure


My XC70 is the most comfortable car I've ever owne

Volvo is a well-engineered, well-appointed vehicle with excellent maneuverability, gas mileage, and performance. The high performance engine can get you out of jam in a heartbeat, which is sometimes all you have. The engine pick-up lives us to its turbo status. I will definitely be a lifetime Volvo owner.


When it goes it all goes at once.

The vehicle is probably one of the most comfortable I've been in at the price range, but I think the previous owner beat in the car quite a bit. I put less than 10,000 miles on the car when the motor blew out (at around 188,000 miles). The turbocharger had not been replaced since the car was bought new, which is pretty astounding that there were nearly 200k miles logged on a single turbo. I replaced the motor with one that had just over 100k miles on it, and a brand new turbocharger and thought that was it, and that I'd be on my way. Unfortunately almost exactly 200 miles later the transmission gave out on me, and I'm just not able to justify dropping another 2,000$ US on this car to have something else go out on me. If you are looking at buying one of these cars I would definitely recommend it, they are both very safe and comfortable cars, but please do not make the foolish mistake I made of buying one with the mileage my one has seen.