The Volvo XC70 entered 2005 with new Stone Gray bumpers, a redesigned grille, new headlamps and tail lamps, new aluminum roof rails, new skid plates, new front seats, an updated center console and audio system, and a laundry list of all-new optional add-ons. A new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system was the only major change for 2006. The XC70 boasted integrated turn signals on the side mirrors, standard tire-pressure monitoring system and stability control in 2007.
A larger, faster and safer XC70 debuted as an all-new model in 2008. No significant changes were in store for 2009. But in 2010, the interior was updated and a new grille was added. A slight boost in horsepower alongside trim level tweaks marked the only changes for 2011. No major updates would be made to the 2012-2013 models. But in 2014, the exterior was updated, a heated windshield and steering wheel were added, and an updated collision mitigation system was introduced.