2005 Volvo XC90 Overview

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2005 Volvo XC90 Overview

The big news this year was the addition of a V8, the first in Volvo's history. The engine was developed expressly for the XC90 by Yamaha via Ford, since no existing Ford V8 was an appropriate fit for this SUV. This is because in order to maintain their own safety standards for displacement in collisions, Volvo's engines must be transversely installed.

The new trim, boasting 311 horsepower, quieted complaints from the two previous model years that the SUV was underpowered. The three existing trims were still made: the 2.5T, 2.5T AWD, and the T6.

As always, each Volvo is built with occupant safety the priority. Standard features on all XC90 trims include airbags, ABS, stability control, traction control, multi-zone climate control, daytime running lights, power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors (now with water-repellent glass), automatic transmission with manual shift function, trip computer, rain-sensing windshield wipers and fog lights. The backseat will accommodate adults comfortably, but the third seat (standard in the V8 but an option in the other trims) is best for children.

Two new metallic paint finishes were available in 2005: Magic Blue and Titanium Grey.

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    Broken Turbo

    When I stopped the car, I noticed there was silence, no noise from the turbo. The next morning while driving the turbo was not kicking in.

    13 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Service Manual

    2 things car sounds like it is sucking air from air intake how to fix also can you bypass the gearbox computer? CAN ANYBODY HELP ME OUT? THANKS

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    an its even realizing oil at the exhous ?

    2,681 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

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    2007 Ford Escape Hybrid -- 150,000 miles 3900.00 2005 Ford Focus ZX3, 88,000 miles 3400.00 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 159,000 miles. approx 4900.00 2005 Volvo XC 90 with new transmission, 189...

    49 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Ac Not Cooling Properly

    I turn on vehicle and drive 20 minutes air flow decreases and ten increases. Stop for errand. Return to vehicle, turn on and the next leg of trip car is ok for 10 minutes. Then same dcr air flow and...

    18 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)