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2005 Volvo V50

At a Glance

Pricing $25,990 - $30,585
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I5, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 24-25 (city), 30-31 (highway)

Overview Information

The stylish V50 replaces the frumpy V40 compact wagon. Based on the new global platform shared with the Mazda3, it features thoughtful interior packaging and offers a lot of space for its compact size. While the base model is powered by 168 hp inline 5-cylinder engine, the T5 model features a turbocharged version that produces 218 hp. Equipped with AWD, a 6-speed manual, and a sport package, the V50 T5 is an attractive, albeit pricey, alternative to some other luxury compact wagon offerings.

What Changed:

All-new compact wagon joins the new S40 which debuted in the US as a 2004.5. V50 base engine is a 168hp inline 5-cylinder, while the upscale T5 version features a 218hp turbocharged version. A unique interior design features a slim center stack with storage behind it. FWD and AWD versions are offered.

Official Word:

"What sets the all-new V50 apart is the ability for the car to carry both people and all the important stuff that allows them to live their lives to the fullest. It is truly a car with a large capacity for life!" -- Henrik Otto, Volvo Cars" Design Director

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
V50 2.4i 2.4l I5 (168-bhp) A5 FWD 25/30/27 $25,990
V50 T5 2.5l I5 (218-bhp) M6 FWD 24/31/27 $27,610
V50 T5 2.5l I5 (218-bhp) A5 AWD 24/31/27 $30,585
V50 T5 2.5l I5 (218-bhp) M6 AWD 24/31/27 $29,385
V50 T5 2.5l I5 (218-bhp) A5 FWD 24/31/27 $28,810