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2003 Volvo V40

2003 Volvo V40
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Partnered with the S40 Sedan, the 2003 Volvo V40 Wagon is the entry level family car for this manufacturer. Like the Sedan the V40 has high standards for build quality, safety and sophistication but with a difference- the V stands for versatility. The V40 offers excellent cargo carrying space and versatility, available extra seats and plenty of room, even without them, for five adult passengers. Because of its unusually small and efficient engine, the V40 gets very competitive mileage ratings but ample power is still available because of the turbo unit.

The designers at Volvo have incorporated of a host of visual and performance enhancements in the 2003 V40 wagon. Oriented toward family, the V40 has standard ISO-FIX child safety seat restraints and, in general, offers good value for money.

Available Models
The V40 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 V40 has cloth and vinyl upholstery on front bucket and rear split-folding bench seats. The V40 has almost 70 cubic feet of cargo carrying capacity with the seats down but versatility being the watchword; the story doesn't end there. Child booster seats are available that could turn this wagon into a true family vehicle with room for 5 adults and 2 children, all with three-point seatbelts and most with some form of airbag protection.

Sport, Premium and Cold Weather Packages allow buyers to up the luxury and comfort level with highlights like heated seats, an upgraded audio system or a power sunroof.

Exterior Features
The exterior of the V40 is smooth and aerodynamic, allowing this wagon to behave much like the sedan counterpart. 2003 sees the installation of Volvo's new "egg-crate" style grille, new body-color side moulding and bumpers. Major packages can add on both functional and form enhancements. For example, the Cold Weather package adds headlight wiper washers. The Sport Package, on top of aggressive 16-inch Galactica alloy wheels, new front headlight surrounds and a front spoiler, adds a roof-mounted spoiler to the V40.

The V40 may be a wagon but sophisticated performance enhancing body design makes it cling to the road with the same solidity as the sedan, with minimal lean in turns. The 2003 changes have meant 10 more hp on the V40 as well, for a peppy 170 hp. Like the other Volvo designed cars that prize fuel economy and environmental impact mitigation, the V40 uses a relatively small but highly efficient turbocharged 1.9-liter 4-cylinder engine do make the most of a small amount of fuel.

The transversely mounted, intercooled dual overhead cam power plant generates 170 hp at 5200 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque at 1800. Like the sedan, the wagon gets an excellent 22/32 mpg (city/hwy).

Safety and Security
The list of safety features that Volvo routinely includes in all models they produce is long and representative of the leading edge in safety technology. The V40 has extensive passive equipment with two-stage dual front airbags, side impact protection (SIPS), whiplash protection (WHIPS), curtain head protection and the ISO-fix baby seat attachment system just a few examples.

New for the 2003 Volvo V40
Horsepower increase to170 (10-bhp increase from 2002).
Body-color side moldings and bumpers
Black "egg-crate" grille
Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Four-dial instrument cluster
Standard in-dash single disc CD player

Sport Package additions:
Front spoiler
Blackout headlamp surrounds
"Galactica" 16-inch alloy wheels
Rear deck spoiler (S40 only)
Rear roof spoiler (V40 only)

Premium Package additions:
Leather-wrapped hand brake handle
Leather-wrapped gearshift lever

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

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