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Used 2007 Volvo V50

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23 MPG
168 HP
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If passenger safety is a top priority, the V50's side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags and Whiplash Protection Seating System should hold strong appeal. In addition to the cargo-hauling capabilities of a wagon and appealing gas-mileage estimates, Volvo promises a healthy dose of performance with the turbocharged T5.


If you need room for four adults plus luggage, the V50's cramped rear seat will prompt a move to the larger (and more expensive) V70. Unlike wagons from Subaru, the V50's all-wheel-drive option can be ordered only with the pricey, top-of-the-line trim.

What's New For 2007

The 2.4i model receives stability control and a new overhead console, while the front-wheel-drive T5 models now feature a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Optional audio units feature an MP3-compatible CD player and an audio input jack.

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Used 2007 Volvo V50 Expert Review

The Volvo V50 is a compact premium wagon derived from the same chassis as the sporty S40 sedan. 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. With the rear seats folded down, the V50 can carry a fair bit of cargo or make room for the family dog. The V50 is far more fun to drive than a compact SUV, offers the added traction and stability provided by available all-wheel drive and is loaded with the latest Volvo safety and security technologies.

Driving the Used 2007 Volvo V50

Although the basic driving experience differs little from Volvo's S40 sedan, the V50 feels more serious and solid. Both are civilized, quiet and spirited compacts, especially with the more potent turbocharged engine. On snow-packed and icy surfaces the all-wheel-drive V50 clings with confidence. Despite the V50's refinement, and due to the standard Sport Suspension, the ride in the all-wheel-drive T5 can get rough on harsher surfaces. Even rolling through moderate imperfections may feel a little jittery, particularly to people who value plush comfort over crisp handling. 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.

Favorite Features

All-Wheel Drive
Anyone in the snow belt or who drives frequently on wet or slippery surfaces should appreciate the merits of all-wheel drive. Too bad it isn't available in the non-turbocharged 2.4i model.

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.

Used 2007 Volvo V50 Interior

Basic in nature, the V50's interior reflects the spartan themes popular in Scandinavian automobiles. The ultra-slim center console is claimed to be the first of its kind and is available with optional aluminum facing. One drawback to the design is the limitations it places on installing an aftermarket audio unit. Volvo promotes "ergonomically designed" seating, including 60/40-split folding rear seats. Some controls on the console aren't quite as logical as they first appear. Though roomy enough up front, the V50 conveys a cozy sensation. Cargo space totals 37.4 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 62.9 cubic feet with the seat folded.

Used 2007 Volvo V50 Exterior

Built in Belgium rather than Sweden, the V50 closely resembles other, larger Volvo models. Up front it's a virtual twin to the S40 sedan. Both Volvos are related to the European Ford Focus and the Mazda3. The V50 is an evolution of the sportswagon "design language" that began with the larger V70 family wagon, but brandishes some "aggressive lines." Certain design characteristics are borrowed from classic Volvos, including the sporty 1800ES of the 1960s. Intelligent Design Architecture includes eight "exceptionally rigid" cross members for enhanced side-impact protection.

Used 2007 Volvo V50 Standard Features

In basic 2.4i form the V50 has a five-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, alarm, immobilizer, remote keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, rear wiper/washer, rear fog lamps, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control and single CD player. Side-impact and curtain-style airbags are standard. In addition to a turbocharged engine, the T5 adds a six-speed manual transmission (all-wheel-drive only) and eight-way power driver's seat. Alloy wheels hold standard 16-inch tires and the V50's anti-lock braking (ABS) incorporates electronic brake-force distribution and Brake Assist for more effective panic stops. A Dynamic Sport Suspension is standard on the all-wheel-drive T5.

Used 2007 Volvo V50 Options

Many of the V50's most desirable options are bundled into packages. The base 2.4i, for example, offers a Climate Package with heated seats, headlamp washers and rain-sensing wipers. The Select Package adds a power glass moonroof, six-disc CD/MP3 player, upgraded speakers, trip computer and a power driver's seat. Stand-alone options include leather seating and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The T5 offers bi-xenon headlamps, sport steering wheel, sport suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, power passenger seat, DVD navigation and Keyless Drive remote start.

Used 2007 Volvo V50 Engine

The V50's 2.4-liter in-line five-cylinder engine provides solid, if unspectacular performance. The sports-minded T5 is equipped with a turbocharged version of the same engine, offering 50 additional horsepower and, more importantly, better torque for quicker acceleration.

2.4-liter in-line 5
168 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
170 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 (manual), 22/31 (automatic)

2.5-liter in-line 5 Turbocharged
218 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
236 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 (FWD), 19/27 (AWD manual), 20/28 (AWD automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2007 Volvo V50 Cost?

The front-wheel-drive 2.4i Sport Wagon has a Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $27,385. Moving up to the turbocharged T5 boosts the MSRP to $30,285, while the all-wheel-drive T5 starts at $30,885. Before you begin negotiating price, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. It shows the typical transaction price being paid for the V50 in your area. As the V50 doesn't have many competitors, it holds a slightly better-than-average resale value, although vehicles such as Audi's new A3, Subaru's WRX wagon and the Mazda 3 s hatchback all offer superior expected resale values at 24-, 36- and 48-month intervals.

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Used 2007 Volvo V50 Consumer Reviews


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2009 Volvo V50

"Reliable, good towing, safe small station wagon"

Great engine, good looking, utility
Not for speeder
I bought this vehicle new. Sleek looking even after 11 years on the road the paint job still shiny. Engine is smooth and reliable. The car is not complicate for self service. I did oil, transmission fluid, serpentine belt change myself by just watching youtube. I did, however, replace the alternator, both front drive shafts when the boots cracked, brake rotors and pads, catalytic converter when it throws code at about 120k miles, and both oxygen sensors myself and I am not even close to a mechanic, all by watching youtube and borrow tools from local autopart stores. The car still runs like new. I recently tow a trailer with broken concrete weights 1460 lbs to a landfill with no trouble, though not a fast run. Love the folded back seats and hatch back to throw in my inflatable kayak, bicycles, and stuffs, even make a good bed on long trip. Oh ya, I also tow my boat with it and it was the only station wagon tow boat at any lake parking I went to. Only complain is the A/C takes about 10 minutes to cool when outside was 110F, and it cycles after about 5-6 hours, means you will have about 30 minutes warm air even a/c is on.Read less
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2005 Volvo V50

"As close to perfect as automotively possible!"

Good looking, excellent performance and handling,
No parking assist!
I would keep my V50 forever if it weren't for my failing depth perception. This has been the bestest car I've ever owned. The seats alone have me completely spoiled. I've been looking for a new car with all the driver assistance beeps because I keep bumping into things in tight spaces like parking lots and garages, but there's nothing out there that can compare to my Volvo! And the new Volvo's are out of my price range. What to do?
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2008 Volvo V50

"RESPONSIVE and so fun to drive."

So fun to drive!
We love this car--it has been such a wonderful ride for us, especially when our children were smaller. We are looking now for a minivan-type vehicle because as our boys get older is it getting a little cramped. It has great pickup, and the interior styling can't be beat. Great soundsystem, as well.
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2007 Volvo V50 Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System


  • Third Row Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Station Wagons
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 23 mpg


  • Horsepower - 168 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.54 inches
  • Torque - 170 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 8.5 seconds
  • Top Speed - 130 mph


  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P205/55VR16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years


  • Axle Ratio - 2.44
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 5 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.27 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.3
  • Total no. valves - 20 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Max Engine Speed - 6500 rpm
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3344 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 92.7 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 125.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.9 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.1 inches
  • Height - 57.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 34.4 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.3 inches
  • Overall Length - 177.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 2000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 62.6 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.9 feet
  • Wheel Base - 103.9 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.6 inches
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2007 Volvo V50 Safety

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2007 Volvo V50 Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Side Airbag


2007 Volvo V50 Rankings

168 HP
MPG Combined
23 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
2007 Volvo V50
168 HP

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