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2006 Volvo V50
2006 Volvo V50
Available Price Range $2,093-$10,005 Trims3 Combined MPG 22-27 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Volvo V50

Our Take

Volvo's latest compact wagon debuted at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show in Italy. The automaker began selling the V50 in the summer of 2004, shortly after the comparably redesigned S40 sedan. The automaker says the V50 "blends Scandinavian style with Volvo engineering expertise." Manufactured in... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in T5 model
  • Snugger than some wagons

Notable Features

  • Choice of two five-cylinder engines
  • Adaptive five-speed automatic
  • Manual gearbox standard for T5
  • Optional AWD
  • Related to compact S40 sedan


Our Expert Reviews

Henrik Otto, Volvo's Design Director, has this to say about the V50: "What sets the 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!" I'm here to tell you that I can certainly appreciate the design of this car. It's very sharp-looking, and it... Read full review for the 2006 Volvo V 50

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by ScreenScribe from Los Angeles, CA on July 18, 2008

I found this 2006 model languishing on a California lot in 2007. Lucky for me, most prospective V50 buyers weren't interested in a family wagon that was fire engine red; had the six speed manual trann... Read Full Review

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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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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