The agile and versatile V50 wagon is made even more desirable with a larger engine, this time turbocharged. The camp of V50 2.4i buyers who thought their base model car was underpowered surely wish they had stepped up to this one.
Delivering 218 horsepower, the 2.5-liter engine gives this little wagon plenty of power for passing that lumbering truck on the way to the mountains for that weekend of skiing. And the cargo area in the back of the T5 is spacious enough for everyone's bags Ã?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½? as long as they donÃ?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½?t overpack.
Whereas in the base model it was automatic or nothing, with the sportier 2.5 trims the buyer had a choice between manual and the optional automatic. For many drivers, manual shifting is the only way to go.
The T5 comes with all of the same standard equipment as the base model (air bags, ABS, cruise control, and power mirrors, windows, and locks, to name some) with a bonus, power seats. Naturally, it is built with the same safety specifications under VolvoÃ?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½?s Intelligent Vehicle Architecture, which allows for a deformation pattern designed to leave passengers in a safe zone in a serious crash.
T5 owners were generally pleased with the gas mileage, the vehicleÃ?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½?s style, and its safety features Ã?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½? one reviewer said that the car saved his familyÃ?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½?s lives in a crash. Some complained of nagging electronic problems and mild turbo lag.