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Vehicle Overview  - 2004 Volvo XC90 Review - Reviews - Volvo XC90

Long known for safe, solid sedans and wagons, Volvo joined the sport utility vehicle fray in 2003 with its car-based XC90. The Swedish automaker promised the ride and handling of a passenger car. Volvo also claimed that the XC90 would be the safest SUV on the market. It features a Roll Stability Control System. In a collision, the front suspension subframe is compatible with a regular car.

The premium midsize XC90’s chassis is based on the one used for Volvo’s S60 and S80 sedans. Available all-wheel drive permits operation in a variety of terrains, but the XC90 is not intended for serious offroad driving. When the front wheels begin to slip, up to 65 percent of engine power is diverted to the rear wheels.

For 2004, new 17-inch Aquarius alloy wheels are used, the flip-style key has an integrated remote control, and a leather gearshift knob has been added. Volvo offers 2.5T and T6 editions.

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    Reinserting the key blade in the remote key
    1. Hold the remote key with the slot for the key blade up. 2. Carefully slide the key blade into its groove. 3. Gently press the key blade in the groove until it clicks into place. ...

    Changing engine oil and oil filter
    Refer to the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for information on the oil change intervals. NOTE Volvo does not recommend the use of oil additives. Synthetic oil is not used when ...

    Rearview mirror
    To reduce glare from the headlights of following vehicles, use the control to switch between the normal and night-driving positions. A Normal position B Night position, reduces glare from follow ...