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2011 Volvo S40
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,318
19 listings nationwide

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2011 Volvo V50
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,665
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Volvo S40
T5

Since Volvo has had problems differentiating its sedan models, it has dropped the base trim of the 2011 Volvo S40, meaning each of the new trims starts with more options. Beginning wi...

2011 Volvo V50
T5

The 2011 Volvo V50 is a small wagon based on Volvo's S40 platform, so for the 2011 model year, its engine and transmission options have been streamlined, just like in the sedan model. ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Volvo S40
T5
75
Venolc1 2011 Volvo S40 T5Review:

It Is A Very Fun Car To Drive. The Performance Is Just Right — this car as i said is one that demands to be driven hard.it is not bad on gas,there is not much nois...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2011 Volvo V50
T5
85
marblej writes:
Spent years in the drivers seat. Greatest vehicle I have ever owned.
Family Car Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Wagon FWD worse.
"Cargo room"
Value Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Wagon FWD worse.
"All around package. The Volvo is a sports car disguised as a family wagon. It was equally adapt to handle chucking the kid in the back, a canoe on the roof, and bikes on the back for a week in Maine as it was chucking it down the country roads once you got there, and unloaded. Pure master class."
85
marblej 2011 Volvo V50 T5Review:

Handsome And Hard Working — Perfect balance between a hatch and a wagon. Sporty, yet sensible. Sleek, clean design inside and ou...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2011 Volvo S40
T5
2011 Volvo V50
T5
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.27 in x 3.67 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 34.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 27.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,087 lbs 880 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 176.2 in 178 in
Width 69.7 in 69.7 in
Height 57.2 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2011 Volvo S40
T5
2011 Volvo V50
T5

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