2010 Volvo V50 Interior
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The V50's interior design is particularly noteworthy to most reviewers because of its thin center console, which seems to "float" from the dash, creating an attractive design, as well as a small storage nook behind it.
- "If you like to shop at Ikea -- or at least admire the company's modern designs -- then the 2010 Volvo V50's interior should strike your fancy." -- Edmunds
Seating in the V50 is comfortable despite the wagon's small size. The standard upholstery on the V50 is an innovative T-Tec fabric that Volvo claims is wear resistant. Most were impressed by the material. According to the majority of reviewers, the front seats of the V50 are comfortable. Many, however, noted that the whiplash reducing headrests were uncomfortable. The majority say the second row is not very comfortable for adults.
- "Fortunately, function lies behind the V50's impressive form. Most of the controls are straightforward to operate (the navigation system being the major exception) and the ergonomically designed seats are extraordinarily comfortable and supportive." -- Edmunds
- "The interior is not that wide, but it furnishes adult-size headroom and legroom on supportive, well-shaped seats. A standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel and power seat let most drivers get comfortable. Visibility is good in all directions." -- Consumer Guide
Most find the V50's interior features easy to use, thanks to large and well marked buttons. A navigation system is available for the V50, but most reviewers didn't mention it beyond noting that the display screen, which rises from the top of the dashboard, occasionally washes out in direct sunlight.
- "The cabin has a minimalist design but includes high-quality materials. Workmanship has been solid on most examples tested, though one V50 had a persistent squeak in its driver seat." -- Consumer Guide
- "The V50 is well equipped. Even the base front-wheel-drive 2.4i version has air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescopic leather-covered steering wheel, a split-folding rear seat, an AM/FM/CD sound system and power windows, mirrors and door locks with remote keyless entry." -- MSN
There's division on the usefulness of the V50's cargo area. While offering more hauling capacity than a sedan and some other small wagons, the V50 does not offer class-leading cargo space. With the rear seat up, the V50 holds 37.4 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seat down, it offers 62.6 cubic feet.
- "[M]ore cargo capacity than many compact SUVs" -- Edmunds
- "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." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "A nice little hauler for the most part. V50's liftgate lacks opening glass, and six-footers may bump their heads on the raised gate if not careful. Interior storage is subpar." -- Consumer Guide