|Volvo XC90 improves the drivers rain vision via the 2005 application of flat blades. In addition, surface treatments to the side mirrors and side glass help water to slide off the surface. The standard fare list also expands with a tire pressure warning system and two new exterior colors. As Volvos largest vehicle, the XC90 can carry the load whether its the all wheel drive towing up to 5,000 pounds, or driver and passengers cramming stuff into its 93.2 cubic feet of space. On the power side, the 2005 vehicle offers a 4.4-liter 8-cylinder engine
The brawny engine releases 311 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of peak torque at 3900 rpm to make XC90 the most powerful Volvo yet. The engine mates to a new standard six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. As is the case with other Volvo models, the XC90 emphasizes an attention to safety details, including roll stability control, seven 3-point seatbelts with height adjustments on front seats and pre-tensioners on all seven belts, seven padded head restraints as well as a whiplash protection system for the driver and front passenger seats. The XC90 with all wheel drive and 8-cylinder engine grabs fuel per gallon numbers of 14 city/20 highway. MSRP is $45,395.