• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,628$8,836
  • Body Style: Station Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Volvo V50

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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Consumer Reviews


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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.

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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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