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2003 Volvo XC90

2003 Volvo XC90
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The 2003 year sees the arrival of a mid-size SUV for Volvo. Since many SUV characteristics are in keeping with Volvo's mission and brand identity already, it is not surprising that the 2003 Volvo XC90 is such a credible offering in this competitive segment.

The XC90 has all of Volvo's usual build quality, rugged durability, high performance levels and safety, all elements prioritized by SUV designers in general. Setting it apart though, is its 93.2 cubic feet of cargo carrying versatility and its choice of two unusually small and fuel-efficient engines.

Available Models
The XC90 comes in a XC90 AWD version with a 5-cylinder engine while the XC90 AWD T6 comes with a more powerful inline V6. Several major equipment packages and an assortment of stand-alone options allow customers to personalize and enhance a model for themselves.

Interior Features
The XC90 has a lot to boast about on the inside. Apart from the usual high level of interior comfort and content, it has tremendous cargo and passenger carrying versatility. No fewer than 64 different configurations can be made with the existing seat systems. On top of 93.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down, the XC90 can take things 9.5 feet in length. A Versatility Package offers optional forward facing third row seats, increases seating capacity to seven. The 40/20/40 second-row bench seat can be adjusted back and forth, resulting in flexible room for the third-row passengers and, when not in use, the third row folds flat below the cargo floor and does not need to be removed and stored to free up that area.

Comforts items include separate controls for the rear air conditioning unit and the 350-Watt Alpine audio system. It also has automatic climate control throughout, cruise control, powered seats and much more.

Exterior Features
The XC90 has a distinctive exterior for a Volvo, one that is unique as their first SUV but nevertheless one that still echoes the classic Volvo styling. Roof rails and integrated fog lights grace both models.

The XC90 offers a choice of the 5-cylinder 2.5 engine with all-wheel drive (AWD) or the 2.9-liter AWD T6. The first is a turbocharged and intercooled powerplant that generates 208 hp at 5000 rpm and 236 lb-ft of torque at as low as 1500, making it excellent for towing tasks that require lots of power at low speeds. It gets 18/24 mpg (city/hwy) with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The AWD T6 adds power beyond expectations for the small increase in displacement. It puts out 268 hp at 5200 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at 1800. It gets 15/20 mpg from a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Safety and Security
The list of safety features that Volvo routinely includes in all models they produce is long and representative of the leading edge in safety technology. The XC90 has extensive passive equipment with two-stage dual front airbags, side impact protection (SIPS), whiplash protection (WHIPS), front- and second-row curtain side airbags and the ISO-fix baby seat attachment system.

New for the 2003 Volvo XC90 SUV

The Volvo XC90 SUV is completely new for 2003. Based on the P2 large-car platform, the Volvo XC90 introduces no fewer than five automotive world firsts.

Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)
Inflatable Curtain for all three rows of seats
Seatbelts with pretensioners in all seating positions
Integrated sliding child booster seat
Dolby 5.1 Pro Logic II surround sound stereo

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Fast Stats
Standard: 5
Optional:  7
MSRP from
2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo
2.9L 6-cyl. Turbo
208 @ 5,000
268 @ 5,100
4-speed Automatic
5-speed Automatic
MPG: City/Hwy
2.5T: 18/24
2.5T AWD: 18/24
T6 AWD: 15/20

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