What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For A smart-looking estate inside and out with fine handling and good engines

Against It's not the roomiest estate in the class and the ride is firm on rough roads

Verdict Not the ultimate load-lugger, but still an excellent executive family holdall

Go for… 2.0 D S

Avoid… T5

Volvo V50 Estate
  • 1. Recalls include one for the front windscreen, which could detach from its support areas in an impact
  • 2. There have been problems with the parking brake
  • 3. The load area is well thought out, and the split rear seats fold quickly and simply
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