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2003 Volvo S40

2003 Volvo S40
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The 2003 Volvo S40 is the most accessible model Volvo produces, in terms of price, in North America. That said though, they are still representative of the high standards in build quality, safety and sophistication that Volvo maintains for its entire fleet.

2003 has seen the incorporation of a host of visual and performance enhancements to the S40 sedan. The result is a full-size, four-door sedan with lots of power, generous fittings and style. Oriented toward family, the S40 also has standard ISO-FIX child safety seat restraints, excellent fuel economy and, in general, offers good value for money.

Available Models
The S40 comes in one model and trim level. However, it is possible to add one or more of several major equipment packages to enhance and personalize a purchase.

Interior Features
The S40 contains good standard fittings and excellent interior styling. Cloth and vinyl upholstery can be upgraded, with the Sport Package, to leather. The instrument cluster has been refined for 2003, making them even more clear and easy to decipher. Additional standard features include automatic climate control, cruise control, power steering, windows, mirrors and door locks, and remote keyless entry. The AM/FM/cassette/CD player comes with a power antenna.

Major packages include the Sport, Cold Weather and Premium packages, which add comprehensive collections of features that can also be added as stand alone options. Highlights are items like the power sunroof, traction control, heated seats and upgraded audio.

Exterior Features
2003 sees the installation of Volvo's new "egg-crate" style grille, new body-colour side mouldings and bumpers. The result is a more adventurous and sporty appearance. However, aspects of the major packages include exterior features. The Sport Package, for example, adds aggressive 16-inch Galactica alloy wheels, new front headlight surrounds and both front and rear spoilers. These all combine to create a drastic change to the car's look and feel.

Like the other Volvo's the S40 relies on sophisticated turbo technology to maximize engine power and make a smaller engine do more with the same amount of fuel.

Though a full-size car entry-luxury sedan, the S40 is equipped with only a 1.9-liter 4-cylinder. Turbo power makes this engine capable of producing 170 hp at 5200 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque at 1800. This means that the engine has ample power throughout the engines range. It gets an excellent segment leading 22/32 mpg (city/hwy).

Safety and Security
Safety and Volvo go hand in hand. The S40 comes with 4-wheel vented antilock disc brakes with and an assortment of passive restraint systems such as dual front, side impact protection (SIPS), whiplash protection (WHIPS), curtain head protection and the ISO-fix baby seat attachment system

New for the 2003 Volvo S40

Horsepower increase to 170 (10-bhp increase from 2002)
Body-color side moldings and bumper
Black "egg-crate" grille
Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Four-dial instrument cluster
Standard in-dash single disc CD player

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.9L 4-cyl. turbo
170 @ 5,250
5-speed Auto
MPG: City/Hwy
22 / 30

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