Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
V70 2.4: $28,760
V70 2.5T: $32,110
V70 T5: $36,010
2005 marks the most significant update to the V70 since its introduction. Outside, there are new clear lens headlamps and tail lamps. Tasteful chrome accents are inlayed into the color-coordinated front bumper just below the headlamps. Inside there's a new center tunnel with improved cup holders and direct access radio preset buttons make operating the stereo a breeze. Under the hood of the sporty T5 the 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine gets a boost of 10 horsepower to 257 at 5,500 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,100 – 5,000 rpm (an increase of 15 lb.-ft.).
Designed for families and individuals who don't want to sacrifice driving pleasure to get the freedom of high functionality they desire, the V70 embodies all that has made Volvo the world-wide leader in premium wagons and more. The V70 line of vehicles combines unparalleled flexibility, longevity, comfort and handling without compromising Volvo's long tradition of quality, advanced safety design and durability. Four versions of the Volvo V70 are offered for 2005: the 2.4, 2.5T, the sporty T5 and the hot blooded V70 R (see separate V70 R Model Overview).
The safest wagon ever built by Volvo, the V70 benefits from a comprehensive array of safety features including standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtain (IC), Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), seat belts with pyrotechnic pretensioners in all seating positions, dual-stage front airbags (SRS), Volvo's safety cage construction and the ISO-FIX attachment for rearward-facing child safety seats. Later in 2005 (for the 2006 model year), Volvo's new Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) will be available as an option.
A digital camera that takes 25 pictures per second is installed on each door mirror. By comparing the pictures taken, the system can register when a vehicle is moving within the BLIS zone, which measures 31 feet long by 9.8 feet wide on either side of the car. The system is programmed to identify cars as well as motorcycles, in daylight as well as at night. Since BLIS is camera-based, however, it has the same limitations as the human eye does. This means the system will not function in conditions of poor visibility, for instance in fog or flying snow. In such a case, the driver receives a message that BLIS is not in action. It is also configured not to react to parked cars, road barriers, lampposts and other static objects.
The system is active at all speeds above 6.2 mph. It reacts to vehicles that are driven a maximum of 12 mph slower and a maximum of 43.5 mph faster than the car itself. If the driver chooses, BLIS can be switched off via a button in the center console.
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