Volvo V50 Sportswagon Review

Volvo V50 T5 SE
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Volvo V50 Review

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» The interior styling of the V50 is pure Volvo, featuring functional Swedish minimalism at it best.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling of the V50 is pure Volvo, featuring functional Swedish minimalism at it best. The unique free-floating central instrument stack inspired by the latest premium hi-fi systems and has space behind for storage.

The cabin exudes a high level of build quality and leather faced seats, leather covered steering wheel and and gear knob are standard on the SE model and above.

Safety and Security

The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Volvo V50 T5 SE:

Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, SIPS (side impact protection system), SIPS airbags, IC (inflatable curtain), WHIPS (whiplash protection system) (front seats), ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and Electronic Brake Assist, DSTC (dynamic stability and traction control), 5x3-point seatbelts, seat belt pre-tensioners (front and outer rear), head restraints - all 5 seats, anti-theft alarm including immobiliser, key integrated remote control central locking including fuel flap with deadlocking system, tinted windows, load cover and load protection net, visible VIN plate, daytime running lights, headlight levelling system, high level LED brake light, side marker illumination, home safe and approach lighting.

The V50 also offers Volvo's 'Approach Lighting System' which illuminates the car and the surrounding area as the driver approaches. The 'Follow Me Home' function switches the headlights on for up to 90 seconds after you have left the vehicle and is activated by a twist of the headlight stalk.


Comfort and Refinement

Inside the Volvo V50 'Form and function' go hand in hand and the cabin offers executive levels of luxury, comfort and driving pleasure. As you would expect of Volvo the seats are supremely comfortable and supportive. The seating position is excellent, with the drivers seat feeling direct and in line with the steering wheel this results in a relaxed neck and back.

The drivers seat features power adjustment and has a 3 position memory function and the passenger seat is height adjustable with lumbar support. The steering column is adjustable for height and reach enabling you to find the perfect driving position.

On a practical level the Volvo V50 T5 SE is equipped with cruise control, lockable glove box, footwell lights, ECC (electronic climate control), exterior temperature gauge, front and rear power windows, power adjustable and heated door mirrors, autodimming rear view mirror, rear centre armrest with two cupholders and storage, front centre armrest, leather steering wheel with remote audio controls, leather gear knob and leather upholstery.

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Volvo V50 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo V50 T5 SE Sport
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourPassion Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 149
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.6 mpg
Extra Urban42.8 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group15
Euro NCAP RatingTBC
Warranty3-Yesr/60,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 15/03/06)£26,820 OTR

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