The base model, with its smaller stable of horses, fits the needs for many, but others just have to have something more when their right foot goes down. The sporty and versatile V50 T5 ...
The base model, with its smaller stable of horses, fits the needs for many, but others just have to have something more when their right foot goes down. The sporty and versatile V50 T5 delivers, thanks to its 218-hp, turbocharged engine.
Those who prefer a station wagon but don't need the space of the V70 love the V50 for its increased sportiness, both in look and feel. You can get around town with relative efficiency and still pass that logging truck that seems stuck in granny gear on the two-lane approaching the ski area.
We certainly don't recommend getting into it with the logging truck, or even a Yugo, for that matter, but accidents do happen sometimes, and the smart cookies at Volvo know it. They've built their reputation on safety, and that excellent rep is well earned. In addition to all of the protective features in the body and passenger cage, systems such as ABS, stability and traction control, and air bags are all standard equipment.
Drivers of the V50 T5 praised it for its zip and sporty handling. In comparison to the tried-and-true V70 wagons, the more compact size makes this one seem more hip and less like Mom's Taxi. It's especially popular with young parents who need a safe car with a place to stash a stroller, and dog owners of all ages are sold on it, too.