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2009 Vehicle Model Guide


VolvoVolvo of Sweden, grouped beneath the corporate umbrella of Ford Motor Co., for 2009 shows cars in ten alphanumeric orders. In Volvo nomenclature, S signifies a sedan, C represents the coupe/convertible, V denotes a five-door wagon and XC means all-wheel-drive (AWD) outdoor versatility vehicle. Platforms use two-digit numbers to denote size in descending order from the Volvo SUV at 90 to a mid-size 80 sedan, 70 series wagons or coupe/convertible and 60 series sedans, plus a new XC wagon, the compact-class 50 sports wagons, 40 sports sedans and 30 hatchback coupes.

2009 Volvo S80S80
The flagship sedan from Volvo is also a luxurious car, yet the 2009 editions score more amenities across the board. Recast in 2007 with a larger package and the five-seat cabin packing more comforts, S80 for 2009 offers three engine options — a big 4.4-liter V8 kicking 311 hp, a 3.2-liter in-line-six with 235 hp or the 3.0-liter straight-six turbo worth 285 hp. S80 3.2 employs front-wheel-drive (FWD) traction, but T6 and V8 versions have the Haldex AWD system aboard. A new Executive Package for T6 installs wood inlays, leather seats and aluminum strips in the cabin.

2009 Volvo C30C30
The smallest vehicle from Volvo is a slick hatchback coupe of subcompact size packing a zippy turbo-charged engine and the cabin with seats for four plus lots of on-board safety equipment. Volvo's 2.4-liter five-cylinder light-pressure turbo engine in the C30 makes 227 hp. Six air bags, ABS with EBD and DSTC are standard safety features on both C30 models — C30 T5 and T5 R-Design. Lots of options invite customizing with numerous paint choices and add-ons like dual xenon headlamps, BLIS cameras and a Dynaudio audio kit.

2009 Volvo C70C70
The sleek two-door C70 works as a swoopy coupe or breezy convertible with the conversion from hardtop to drop-top occurring with push-button ease. Extensive safety systems are aboard, including inflatable curtain-style air bags concealed in side doors. Engine is Volvo's 2.4-liter five-cylinder light-pressure turbo boosted to 227 hp. An automatic five-speed is available, or the manual six-speed. Aluminum inlays now dress the center console and doors, handle surrounds and a Premium Package adds fine leather to the seats. The Dynaudio Package brings Dolby ProLogic II Surround Sound audio with 12 Dynaudio speakers.

2009 Volvo S40S40 / V50
Volvo's compact-class cars — S40 for the four-door sports sedan and V50 for a five-door wagon — measure smaller than most other Volvos but contain the performance and safety hardware that define the larger models. Entry point is the 2.4i with a 2.4-liter plant netting 168 hp with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. T5 gets Volvo's 2.5-liter low-pressure turbo delivering 227 hp, and T5 AWD adds all-wheel grip via Haldex. To each S40 and V50 model for 2009 there are multiple equipment packages available plus optional BLIS cameras for detection of blind-spot vehicles.

2009 Volvo S60S60
These Volvo sedans appear as three models in 2009 with the S60 2.5T FWD, S60 2.5T AWD and S60 T5 FWD. The 2.5T models employ Volvo's 2.5-liter light-pressure turbo through a five-speed automatic with optional Geartronic mode. T5 stocks a 2.4-liter high-pressure turbo tuned to 257 hp with the five-speed Geartronic automatic. For 2.5T editions, a former T5 Advanced Package become standard issue with premium leather seating and a deluxe sound kit with Dolby ProLogic II Surround system and a six-disc CD changer. Also standard are active bi-xenon headlamps.

2009 Volvo V70V70
Volvo's mid-size wagons emphasize passenger safety — particularly children riding in rear seats. A reinforced structure surrounding the passenger compartment uses high strength steel on flanks to minimize side penetration from a collision plus the curtain-style side air bags are rigged with two separate chambers — one shielding the hips and another for the chest. Powertrains come from the S80 including a 3.2-liter in-line-six for 235 hp. The list of options for 2009 models includes a collision warning system with adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) cameras and a Technology Package which includes active bi-xenon headlights.

2009 Volvo XC70XC70
This variation of the V70 wagon has AWD and the suspension hiked for travel over non-paved terrain. Safety gear includes Volvo's side impact protection system (SIPS) with side air bags plus dual-chamber curtain-style air bags positioned above side windows. XC70 uses the Haldex AWD traction system and Volvo's FOUR-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept) shock damping with three settings — comfort, sport and advanced. New gear for 2009 ranges from a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface to a new 3.0-liter turbo in-line-six engine rated at 281 hp. The Volvo Navigation System with DVD map data is on the option sheet.

2009 Volvo XC90XC90
Volvo's mid-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is svelte in design, expansive in size (a third-row bench option raises seat capacity to seven) and loaded with safety systems plus optional AWD traction. XC90 3.2 totes a 3.2-liter in-line-six rated at 235 hp with a six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. XC90 V8 with Volvo's 4.4-liter V8 delivers 325 hp and has standard AWD traction. New models for 2009 are the XC90 3.2 R-Design and XC90 V8 R-Design, each bringing tuned suspension and steering, the prow marked by a R-Design grille and the cabin with leather upholstery plus watch-dial instruments.

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