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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV

By 1992 Ford already took control over the Swedish carmaker Volvo and pushed forward to launch the new SUV range, the XC90.

When it appeared on the market, the XC90 made the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class look odd. Its rugged appearance and seven-seat interior were far superior to what its main competitors had to offer. Moreover, Volvo's reputation for safety transformed the Swedish SUV into a school-run favorite by moms and dads worldwide, especially in the U.S. Volvo built it on a platform developed by Swedish engineers.

Its look was a mix of big and rounded shapes. Its front fascia resembled the glorious PV544 model but with horizontal headlights instead of round ones. The tall greenhouse ensured impressive all-around visibility while at the back, the car featured broader shoulders over the wheel-arches, also known as "Volvo's shoulders." At the back, the tall taillights were part of the Volvo safety package. They were protected against minor bumps and visible from far behind the vehicle.

Inside, the XC90 featured a car-like interior mixed with an MPV dose. Its three-row seats allowed up to seven passengers inside, although the last row was mainly for children. Its middle seats were folding and could slide independently, one from another.

Volvo installed a range of gasoline and turbo-diesel engines ranged between 163 hp and 315 hp under the XC90's hood. Apart from the 4.4-liter V-8, which Yamaha supplied, the rest of the powerplants were developed by Volvo.

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VOLVO XC90 2002 - 2006
  4 gasoline engines
  • 2.5L T 5AT (210 HP)
  • 2.5L T 5MT (210 HP)
  • 2.9L T6 4AT (272 HP)
  • 4.4L V8 6AT AWD (315 HP)
  3 diesel engines
  • 2.4L D5 5AT (163 HP)
  • 2.4L D5 6MT (185 HP)
  • 2.4L D5 AWD 6MT (163 HP)

VOLVO XC90 2.5L T 5AT (210 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L T 5AT (210 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2521 cm3
Power
154 KW @ 5000 RPM
209 HP @ 5000 RPM
207 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 RPM
320 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4460 lbs (2023 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5952.5 lbs (2700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
11.8 mpg US (19.9 L/100Km)

VOLVO XC90 2.5L T 5MT (210 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L T 5MT (210 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2521 cm3
Power
154 KW @ 5000 RPM
209 HP @ 5000 RPM
207 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 RPM
320 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4376 lbs (1985 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.6 mpg US (16.1 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
266 g/km

VOLVO XC90 2.9L T6 4AT (272 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L T6 4AT (272 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2922 cm3
Power
200 KW @ 5000 RPM
272 HP @ 5000 RPM
268 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
380 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4609.9 lbs (2091 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6084.8 lbs (2760 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12.7 mpg US (18.5 L/100Km)
Highway
24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
309 g/km

VOLVO XC90 4.4L V8 6AT AWD (315 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.4L V8 6AT AWD (315 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4414 cm3
Power
232 KW @ 5850 RPM
315 HP @ 5850 RPM
311 BHP @ 5850 RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM
441 Nm @ 3900 RPM
Fuel System
Port fuel injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4634 lbs (2102 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6107 lbs (2770 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.8 mpg US (19.9 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Combined
17.4 mpg US (13.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
322 g/km

VOLVO XC90 2.4L D5 5AT (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L D5 5AT (163 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2401 cm3
Power
120 KW @ 4000 RPM
163 HP @ 4000 RPM
161 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
251 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
340 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
188.9 in (4798 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/63.9 in (1,633/1,623 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4462.2 lbs (2024 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6029.6 lbs (2735 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Combined
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
239 g/km

VOLVO XC90 2.4L D5 6MT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L D5 6MT (185 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2401 cm3
Power
136 KW @ 4000 RPM
185 HP @ 4000 RPM
182 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
400 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.2 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4448.9 lbs (2018 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6040.7 lbs (2740 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Highway
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
219 g/km

VOLVO XC90 2.4L D5 AWD 6MT (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L D5 AWD 6MT (163 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2401 cm3
Power
120 KW @ - RPM
163 HP @ - RPM
161 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
251 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
340 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118.1 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/63.8 in (1,631/1,621 mm)
Wheelbase
112.6 in (2860 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4568 lbs (2072 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5996.6 lbs (2720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)
Highway
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
217 g/km
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