(4.1) 12 reviews
MSRP: $2,790$7,834
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-21
Engine: 208-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 5-7
2003 Volvo XC90

Our Take on the 2003 Volvo XC90

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Volvo has been well known for decades as a manufacturer of safe, solid sedans and wagons. Now, the Swedish company is joining the sport utility vehicle fray for 2003. The new XC90 makes a “bold statement, definitely,” said Hans-Olov Olsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, during the ... Read Full Report


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Volvo is very late to the sport utility vehicle party, but it doesn't seem to matter. The Swedish automaker, part of Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group, offers SUV-crazy America one of the best choices on the market with the all-new 2003 XC90. The XC90 was engineered with safety as a top priority, with lots of attention paid to protecting occupants in case of a rollover, the c... Read full review for the 2003 Volvo XC 90

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by Alabamaboy from Alabama on September 14, 2007

Great car. 2.5T has all the power I have needed over the pass four years. Will buy another. Great Service from dealer. Service charges a little high but have a good feeling driving away. No problems w... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo XC90 2.5T A FWD

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo XC90 2.5T A FWD

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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