Curtain airbags are designed to protect the driver's and front seat passenger's heads in a side impact crash. Driving It Although the basic driving experience differs little from Volvo's S40 sedan, the V50 feels more serious and solid. Reviewers commented that the interior in the V50 is made of high-quality materials. Nonetheless, the controls all feel solid and well engineered, especially the gearbox - it's precise and pleasant to use. Curtain airbags are designed to protect the driver's and passenger's heads in a crash. Units Affected 7 Volvo's entry level S40 sedan has led the last two full-line Volvo makeovers, each of which has met with critical acclaim.
Compared to other compact wagons, the V50 boasts an upmarket feel inside, combined with big-car refinement yet great maneuverability. A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. Pedestrian Auto Emergency Braking is a vehicle safety technology has the potential to prevent a crash or reduce the impact speed of a crash. Competitors include the Audi A4 Avant, Subaru Impreza Outback Sport and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. On higher trims, the V50 is fitted with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive.
In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. It shows the typical transaction price being paid for the V50 in your area. The engine is available with either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. New for 2010, the higher trim comes standard with a manual transmission, but an automatic was still available. Moreover, its sport suspension and all-wheel drive grip make it the better handler — particularly in inclement conditions. Side-impact and curtain-style airbags are standard.
The ultra-slim center console is claimed to be the first of its kind and is available with either aluminum or Nordic Light Oak inlays. Although not large enough to provide a third-row seat, the V50's enclosed cargo area offers easy access when loading or retrieving items, as well as additional roof space on which to stow gear. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front seats, a 12-speaker sound system, a navigation system and leather upholstery were optional when the V50 was new. Click here to subscribe for email updates. Competitors include the Audi A4 Avant, Subaru Impreza Outback Sport and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The petrols need to be worked hard to get the most out of them, so economy can suffer quite a bit. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement.
The available Haldex all-wheel-drive system proves its worth on wet or slippery roads and is electronically controlled, working on an instant of slippage at the front wheels before torque is sent to the rear. Famous as builder of style-free saloons and estates, Volvo gave the V50 an altogether more curvaceous profile, with soft lines in place of the hard edges that characterised Volvos of old. All seats have advanced seat belt reminders. From the back seat forward, the 2010 Volvo V50 wagon is virtually the same as the Volvo S40 sedan. A side-impact protection system unique to Volvo helps prevent injuries, there are airbags all round and an optional blind spot monitoring system. T5 R-Design models come with a standard sporty appearance package called R-Design, which includes a different grille, a sport body kit with body-colored side skirts, and front and rear spoilers.
Electronic stability control is standard on the 2. They've always been practical, but those launched in more recent years - such as the Volvo V50 - have been increasingly stylish too. Volvos are one of those rare brands where the wagon body style often looks better than the sedan. The 2010 Volvo V50 is a compact premium wagon derived from the same chassis as the sporty S40 Sedan. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front seats, a 12-speaker sound system, a navigation system and leather upholstery were optional when the V50 was new.
Nevertheless, its configuration makes it far more practical than many larger sedans. Nimble in urban settings and stable on the road, the V50 T5 reacts quickly to the steering wheel, perhaps more quickly than less-enthusiastic drivers might find comfortable. It also runs quite happily on regular octane fuel. The has available all-wheel drive, a long list of standard features and a high safety score, which make it a strong alternative to the V50. Turbocharged Engine in T5 Like the all-wheel-drive system, Volvo's turbocharged engine does its job eagerly and effortlessly, without attracting undue attention to itself. They are asked to identify problems that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime. The all-wheel drive T5 R Design gains a new six-speed manual transmission.
Moreover, its sport suspension and all-wheel drive grip make it the better handler — particularly in inclement conditions. The has available all-wheel drive, a long list of standard features and a high safety score, which make it a strong alternative to the V50. Volvo has always had a special touch when it comes to wagons, and the V50 is no different. Click here to subscribe for email updates. This uses a camera combined with radar to detect vulnerable road users through their shape and characteristics. Other Cars to Consider The features more passenger space than the V50, but has comparable fuel economy with its base engine. Though roomy enough up front, the V50 conveys a cozy sensation.
Buyers will find plenty of choice in the range, too. The curtain airbag activates instantaneously, deploying from the top of the door rails above the side window. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. The T5 R-Design comes with unique premium leather seating surfaces. Standard equipment for the V50 T5 R-Design now includes a standard 6-speed manual transmission.