3 reviews
2005 Volvo V50
2005 Volvo V50
Available Price Range $2,637-$9,625 Trims3 Combined MPG 25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Volvo V50

Our Take

Volvo used an uncommon launch site for its latest compact wagon. The new V50 made its first appearance at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show in Italy.Scheduled to go on sale in the summer of 2004, several months after the comparably redesigned S40 sedan hits dealerships, the V50 “blends Scandinavi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Choice of two five-cylinder engines
  • Adaptive five-speed automatic
  • Optional AWD


Our Expert Reviews

My first thought about the 2005 Volvo V50 was, "Oh boy, another station wagon (yawn)." After driving it for two weeks I had a VOLVOlation: I really like sports wagons. Sure, they're descendants of our mom's station wagon that used to bring us home from soccer practice in time to partake in a lovely crockpot or fondue dinner. But the station wagon has evolved over the years into a new ... Read full review for the 2005 Volvo V 50

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Great Car!

by VolvoLvr from on November 2, 2010

I have been very pleased with this car. It handles wonderfully and has plenty of power. Lots of luxury features in a reasonably priced vehicle.

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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