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  • (3.6) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,691$8,843
  • Body Style: Station Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 22-27
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2006 Volvo V50

Our Take on the 2006 Volvo V50

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

2006 Volvo V50 Reviews 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 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Volvo V50 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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