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2011 Volvo V50
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,695
6 listings nationwide

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2010 Volvo V70
3.2
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,400
4 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. ...

2010 Volvo V70
3.2
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The 2010 Volvo V70 is a study in mediocrity. Essentially unchanged since a major redesign in 2008, this five-door, five-passenger wagon is designed as an alternative for those who wish...

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

2011 Volvo V50
T5
95
J. Taylor 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."
95
J. Taylor 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

2010 Volvo V70
3.2
Guru7YS3J writes:
Power Ranked 2010 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe RWD better.
"Balance It is stable"
Value Ranked 2010 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe RWD worse.
"It is electonically"

Specs

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2010 Volvo V70
3.2
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
18 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
225 hp @ 6,200 RPM
235 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
221 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
10.3:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
3,200 cc
3,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.31 in x 3.78 in
3.31 in x 3.78 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 Optional Standard
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 41.9 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 34.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 27.4 cu ft 33.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 880 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 178 in 189.9 in
Width 69.7 in 73.3 in
Height 57.4 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 110.8 in

Available Options

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2010 Volvo V70
3.2

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