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

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2016 Volvo XC70
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,899
1 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. ...

2016 Volvo XC70
T5
Chase Hammond Preview:

Although the XC70 is fast moving into luxury-vehicle territory along with the rest of the Volvo range, there’s still something of the old Volvo station wagon about it. Particularly wit...

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

2016 Volvo XC70
T5
volvo_xc70__ writes:
Family Car Ranked 2007 Volvo V70 R worse.
"komfort"
Value Ranked 2007 Volvo V70 R worse.
"more expensive"

Specs

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2016 Volvo XC70
T5
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
240 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.23 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 --
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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
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 1,168 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 178 in 190.5 in
Width 69.7 in 73.9 in
Height 57.4 in 63.1 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 110.8 in

Available Options

2011 Volvo V50
T5
2016 Volvo XC70
T5

Exterior Colors

  • Black Stone
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice White
  • Magic Blue Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Rich Java Metallic
  • Seashell Metallic
  • Twilight Bronze Metallic

Option Packages

  • Keyless Drive
  • Integrated Navigation System
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Climate Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Dual Two-Stage Child Booster Seats
  • Front & Rear Park Assist
  • Front Blind View Camera
  • Keyless Drive
  • Proximity Package
  • Rear View Mirror with Compass
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Rear Parking Camera

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