A brief description, specifications, and standard and optional features for the 2006 Volvo V50. Both trim levels-the base 2.4i and T5-are discussed.
Introduced in mid-2004 as a successor to the Volvo V40, the V50 is Volvo's compact sport wagon. It features a Maximum cargo capacity of 62.9 cubic feet, and the T5 trim level is available as an All-Wheel Drive (AWD.)
Each trim level has its own engine: the 2.4i comes with a 2.4-liter, five-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower, while the T5 comes with a turbocharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 218 horsepower. The 2.4i comes standard with a five-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and the T5 comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission. However, the T5 comes with a optional five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage estimates for automatic transmissions for the V50 2.4i, T5, and T5 AWD, respectively, are as follows: 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway, and 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Base MSRP for the V50 starts at $26,900 and goes up to $30,310.
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