Car Review-2005 Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is a crossover SUV with a V8 engine. The new V8 engine marks a new turning-point in Volvo Cars’ history. It is the first V8 the company has produced since it was founded in 1927, and the Volvo XC90 is the first model to be powered by the new engine. The Volvo XC90 is the largest vehicle in the Volvo lineup. It comes in two models: the XC90 and the XC90 T6 AWD. The XC90 is powered by a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 208 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500 – 4,500 rpm.The XC90 T6 AWD gets its power from a twin turbocharged 2.9-liter inline six-cylinder engine making 268 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and a stout 280 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 – 5,000 rpm. Both models will tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with all-wheel drive.Adhering to Volvo's core brand values of safety, environmental consciousness and value, the XC90 introduced five automotive world firsts: Roll Stability Control (RSC), an inflatable side curtain for all three rows of seats, an integrated sliding center booster seat for children, seatbelts with pretensioners in all seating positions and the availability of a Dolby 5.1 Pro Logic II surround sound stereo system featuring a 305-watt Alpine amplifier and 12 premium speakers.The mid-size premium sports-utility vehicle has space for impressive third row seats. The third row folds flat below the cargo floor, increasing luggage capacity without having to lift a heavy seat out of the vehicle.Fuel Economy is 18/24 mpg for the 2.5-liter. MSRP starts $34,840.The XC90 is a three time winner at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Writers Association named the Volvo XC90 as the Truck of Texas.