Volvo V50

The Volvo V50 looks as fresh now inside and out as it did at its 2004 debut, thanks to its design. Most notable is the classy centre console, which has simple, intuitive stereo and heating controls. There are seven engines to choose from, including an eco-friendly DRIVe model which returns over 70mpg, right up to a powerful T5 turbo petrol. The V50 isn’t very exciting to drive, but feels luxurious and offers excellent comfort and space inside.