Based on 425 Ratings for the 2003 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Jim on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I bought this car with around 26k mile and now has nearly 87K. I am putting on my second set of tires the last set lasted about 30k. The nav/GPS system is ergonomically unfirendly and hard to use. You blindly have to set it and often push the wrong button and it retracts into the dash. Then you have to restart the process. Now the GPS does not always retract into the dash when shutting off. Have had to jump start car 3 times because of that and replace the battery once. I took out the fuse to stop this problem but then the radio does not work. This time it will cost over $1400 to fix. I am having them just unplug the GPS. Parking sensor went out and will cost $470 to replace. Leaking oil and the vaccum pump seal will be another $247. Remember this only has 87K miles. The seating capacity is falsly advertised. My family is scrunched in it. The third row person's knees hit the middle row seat and the middle row is pushed against the front row. My son is only 5'10" so the 3rd row is really for show only. The radio is somewhat complicated and you have to play with it to understand it. It is a gas guzzler too."
11 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By Joe Joe on Thursday, May 29, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Very safe and nice ride"
Cons: "Gas hog."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"Purchased car new for wife. Car have had two transmissions replaced by dealer because of known problem. Car is great if you drive and get rid of before the warranty is off as it is expensive to maintain. I would not purchase another one. The car still drives great, but burns too much gasoline if one person is riding in it."
4 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By Lobby on Saturday, May 24, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Super safe. It's a tank with all wheel drive."
Cons: "Poor gas mileage and limited technology."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"It gave us 9 years of safety and was pretty reliable after some initial glitches. The gas mileage is low - 14 to 16 mpg in the city. The technology from this era of Volvo's was behind the competition."
6 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By juicyjay on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Excellent AWD, spacious, surprisingly agile"
Cons: "Disappointing city mpg,lack of BLIS in bad weather"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Lots of space, handles the snow and pavement and anything in between like a champion. Easy-to-use navigation system. BLIS doesn't usually work in rain or heavy snow, but is helpful at night on the highway. Interior is nothing to write home about, but the leather seats are pretty comfortable."
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By yvette on Friday, May 09, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Safety and quality and reliable"
Cons: "High Maintenance cost"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"We bought this car in 2006 best decision ever made.I am a busy mom with three kids of various ages. We wanted a family sized vehicle and we liked the third row seat option. Love the versatility and style. We never had any serious problems with it so it's very reliable and has the endurance for a busy family.The normal wear has not changed the look of interior and the exterior has no rust or fading. Still drives great after over 140000 miles. The maintenance can be pricey but worth it. The main thing is the fact that we survived a major accident with a three car pile up with the least damage of all cars involved. Can't put a price on my kids, lives so yes I Love this car and will buy another soon."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful