2008 Volvo V50

At a Glance

Pricing $26,815 - $31,565
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I5, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 26-28 (highway)

The roomy Volvo V50 is the wagon version of the S40 compact sedan. Designed to compete in the entry-level sport wagon segment, the V50 is available with many premium features not available from other competitors. A choice of a 168-bhp 2.4L I-4, or turbocharged 227-bhp 2.5L I-5 engine, is coupled to a 6-speed manual (T5), or 5-speed Geartronic(R) automatic. The V50 T5 is available with AWD for improved traction and handling. Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Bi-Xenon headlights, and DVD navigation system are available. Some other V50 option packages include: Sport Package, Dynamic Trim Package, and Audio Package.

What Changed:

New front fascia, grille, spoiler, headlamps and taillights. Revised center console and door pockets. Horsepower increases from 218 to 227 on T5 and T5 AWD models.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
V50 2.4i 2.4l I5 (168-bhp) A5 FWD $26,815
V50 T5 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 FWD $29,715
V50 T5 AWD 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 AWD $31,565