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2011 Volvo V50
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,256
8 listings nationwide

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2013 Volvo C30
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,043
11 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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. ...

2013 Volvo C30
T5
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Volvo has big plans lying just over the 2014 horizon for its C30 3-door hatchback, so for 2013 this cozy luxury 4-seater just carries over with a couple newly standard features and the...

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

2011 Volvo V50
T5
85
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
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

2013 Volvo C30
T5
writes:
Value Ranked 2013 Honda Civic EX better.
"Value"

Specs

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2013 Volvo C30
T5
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
21 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9:1
9:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 27.4 cu ft 12.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 880 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 178 in 167.4 in
Width 69.7 in 70.2 in
Height 57.4 in 57 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2013 Volvo C30
T5

Exterior Colors

  • Black Stone
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Electric Silver Metallic
  • Flamenco Red Metallic
  • Ice White
  • Orange Flame Metallic
  • Titanium Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Climate PKG
  • Blonde, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Off-Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • 5-Speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission

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