That aside there’s a lack of fussiness about the V50 that’s rather endearing. Pop for the sporty T5 and you upgrade to a 2.5L fiver that’s intercooled and turbocharged, delivering a far more muscular 218 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque through a standard six-speed manual. T5 customers also have the option of adding a Haldex all-wheel- drive system. The interior with that floating centre console, is a delight. This latest iteration of Volvo’s smallest wagon is now available in three trim levels. Practicality is taken care of by 60/40 split folding rear seats, retractable luggage cover, roof rails and the optional cargo net in the boot. Standard features were limited on the V50, but they include a power driver seat with memory, heated mirrors, HD Radio and auxiliary and USB inputs.
There’s more grumble to the driving than with bigger Volvo’s, but it’s narrow so fits happily on most roads and is actually pretty nimble It feels tough, the V50, but also small. It’s based on a Focus, after all and doesn’t have the Ford’s driver appeal. Although it was on the car tested here, keyless drive won’t be available until model-year ’06. Consequently, we didn’t include the estimated cost of that option-about $500-in our specifications panel. Being a Volvo it has a high quality cabin with comfortable seats and nice materials everywhere. They thought the front and rear seats were comfortable for most adults, but reviewers also said the V50 is on the narrow side. The 2.4L 5-cylinder makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Книга предназначена для владельцев автомобилей Вольво 440, 460, 480, механиков, работников СТО и автосервисов.
Представленные в книге полезные советы помогут автовладельцам самостоятельно провести грамотный ремонт двигателя. В руководстве описаны возможные неисправности двигателя, методы их выявления и технология устранения. The ES only comes with the 1.6-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol however.If practicality is your priority then the Volvo is a strong choice: there’s plenty of leg- and headroom and the sizeable 417-litre boot extends to 1,307 litres with the rear seats down. Volvo is one of the great estate makers — it’s been doing it for decades. The V50 received a full five-star report from Euro NCAP for safety.