Originally countering the sport utility vehicle trend with an all-weather capable wagon, Volvo eventually joined became an official member of the United States premium utility market in 2003. A seven-passenger crossover vehicle, the Volvo XC90 was offered with front-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive. Adhering to the company's reputation for safety, Volvo XC90 crossover was outfitted with Roll Stability Control. Initially propelled by turbocharged five-cylinder and six-cylinder engines, An eight-cylinder powerplant was later added to the XC90. Volvo's crossover vehicle expanded in the late 2000s to include a smaller XC60. Currently, both the Volvo XC60 and XC90 prominently feature the brand's latest turbocharged engines as well as modern safety equipment such as Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake.
Now available with a third row of seating and a 4.4L V8, the 2005 Volvo XC90 is a full-size SUV that has optional seating for up to seven passengers and is fully outfitted with top-notch safety equipment.