Volvo V50 Estate Review 0

The Volvo V50 is one of the most stylish estates in its particular class. Today we take a look at exactly why the V50 has proven to be one of the best estate vehicles on the UK market.

The drive

The drive of the Volvo V50 is one of its best assets in our opinion. The car’s body control is second to none, even at high speeds. You will not experience awkward body roll, a situation that may occur when driving rival cars. The steering upon the car is extremely well weighted and highly responsive too.

On the motorway, the V50 provides a great deal of comfort and satisfaction. In general the wind noise is quite low.


Volvo is well known for the safety that provides in almost every vehicle that it produces. The V50 scored 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests which is a commendable achievement for any car. Every model has curtain airbags, front and side airbags too. Stability control is also standard on all models. From a security perspective, deadlocks are included.


The Volvo V50 comes with a great range of equipment, including climate control, MP3 connectivity and a full set of electric windows.

Upgrading to the SE models will give owners higher quality seats as well as cruise control. The SE Lux models will contain heated front seats which are also leather. Optional extras will contain satellite navigation as well as Bluetooth connectivity ability.

Volvo V50 variants

  • Estate 2.0 ES 5dr – £19,745
  • Estate 2.0 SE 5dr – £21,260
  • Estate 1.6 D2 ES 5dr – £21,745
  • Estate 2.0 R-Design 5dr – £21,760
  • Estate 1.6D DRIVe ES Start/Stop 5dr – £22,245
  • Estate 2.0 SE Lux 5dr – £22,260
  • Estate 2.0 D3 ES 5dr – £23,200
  • Estate 1.6 D2 R-Design 5dr – £23,745
  • Estate 1.6D DRIVe SE Start/Stop 5dr – £23,745
  • Estate 1.6D DRIVe SE Lux Start/Stop 5dr -£24,745
  • Estate 2.0 D3 SE 5dr – £24,950
  • Estate 2.0 D3 R-Design 5dr – £25,450
  • Estate 2.0 D4 SE 5dr – £25,700
  • Estate 2.0 D3 SE Lux 5dr – £25,950
  • Estate 2.0 D4 R-Design 5dr – £26,200
  • Estate 2.5 T5 R-Design Auto 5dr – £26,240
  • Estate 2.0 D4 SE Lux 5dr – £26,700