VOLVO V50 1.6D DRIVe Stop/Start [2010]

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Small family
  • 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 5-speed, door
104 g/km
72 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

VOLVO V50 review

NGC verdict 19.12.2008

Nobody prescribed that eco-driving had to be a painful experience as Ford-owned Swedish carmaker Volvo is prepared to demonstrate in its outstanding new diesel estate car - Iain Robertson investigates.

Although many consumers will feel that car buying incentives are as welcome as a nasty rash at the moment, with the turn of the year upon us and the lure of a new car for the New Year, Volvo has something up its festive sleeve to cut exhaust emissions and reduce the inevitability of high VED. Of course, placing Volvo alongside low-CO2 may not be as hard to imagine as you might think. After all, the Swedes have always kept an eye open towards protecting their largely green and lovely countryside, even though it may only be for around six months of the year (the rest of the time it is 'white').

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Official MPG is combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and diesel price of 106.3p/litre.
Official MPG
72 mpg
3.9 litres / 100km
Real MPG
61 mpg
4.6 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
8 p/mile
Fuel price
106 p/litre


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
104 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
4 euro
NOx:164 PM:0
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

VOLVO V50 1.6D DRIVe Stop/Start [2010] key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    1560cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
  • Top Speed
    0 mph / 0 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge
    No Discount

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Date Updated:27th Oct 2016

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