2003 Volvo XC90 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $34,035
4 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear, third row
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Power windows · Rear wiper
Price $34,035 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 208 hp I5
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$34,035
Invoice$31,349

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 208 hp I5
Power 208 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom41 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase112.5 in
Length188.9 in
Width74.7 in
Height70.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41.6 cu ft
Standard Payload1,286 lbs
Maximum Payload1,286 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity4,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The base-model 2.5T, with its 5-speed automatic overdrive transmission (a manual transmission was not made) and front-wheel drive, was a very good value in a mid-sized SUV. On the list ... Read More
The base-model 2.5T, with its 5-speed automatic overdrive transmission (a manual transmission was not made) and front-wheel drive, was a very good value in a mid-sized SUV. On the list of standard equipment were ABS, traction and stability control, front air bags including side-curtain, and power locks, windows, and seats.
Volvo's reputation for safety sealed the decision for many a family. Its rating in the NHTSA Frontal Crash Test was not quite perfect, at 4 out of 5 stars, but it earned the highest rating possible in the IIHS Frontal Crash Test.
Some users felt that the engine was not powerful enough for this mid-sized SUV, but the turbo helped to provide a boost. Nevertheless, many users complained about the turbo lag. As for the inside, they loved the ever-comfortable seats that Volvos are known for.
Adds to 2.5T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear, third row
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Power windows · Rear wiper
Price $35,785 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 208 hp I5
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$35,785
Invoice$32,836

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 208 hp I5
Power 208 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom41 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase112.5 in
Length188.9 in
Width74.7 in
Height70.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41.6 cu ft
Standard Payload1,277 lbs
Maximum Payload1,277 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Although the basic 2.5T XC90 is a wonderful all-around vehicle, it is all the better with all-wheel drive. This trim became especially popular in snowy climates, although no XC90 was av... Read More
Although the basic 2.5T XC90 is a wonderful all-around vehicle, it is all the better with all-wheel drive. This trim became especially popular in snowy climates, although no XC90 was available in standard transmission - a good thing to have in less-than-perfect conditions, but bad for that stop-and-go commute.
Safety features and comfort made this model a great success. The hype that went along with the unveiling of Volvo's first true SUV helped get some attention, but it was the vehicle itself that made the sales.
Long-term owner satisfaction has been positive, with most of them praising the car-like ride and comfort. Negatives concern turbo lag and insufficient power.
Original MSRP: $40,660
36 national listings
Adds to 2.5T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear, third row
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler · Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $40,660 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.9L 268 hp I6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$40,660
Invoice$37,576

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.9L 268 hp I6
Power 268 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom41 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase112.5 in
Length188.9 in
Width74.7 in
Height70.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41.6 cu ft
Standard Payload1,241 lbs
Maximum Payload1,187 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The fully-outfitted XC90 trim, the T6, fared better in the power department thanks to its 268-horsepower I6 engine (versus the 2.5T's 208 hp). User opinions registered fewer complaints ... Read More
The fully-outfitted XC90 trim, the T6, fared better in the power department thanks to its 268-horsepower I6 engine (versus the 2.5T's 208 hp). User opinions registered fewer complaints about a lack of power, although some still kvetched, and a fair number had something to say about the turbo lag and a bit of annoying turbo noise.
But why focus on the negative? The XC90 took the world of mid-sized SUVs by storm in its debut year, with the greatest accolades going, naturally, to the top-of-the-line T6. Superlatives were not in short supply, as some labeled it the best SUV - and even the best vehicle - available for that year.
In addition to the standard safety equipment (air bags, ABS, stability and traction control, and those famed Volvo side-impact beams) and comforts found on the other two trims, the T6 came with a sunroof and leather seats, both of which had to be purchased in options packages with the others.