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Press Pass 2004

S40, V40 Offer Capable Chassis and Powertrains for Just a Little Dough
By Volvo Media
Jul 29, 2003, 18:27 PST
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Model Overview: 2003 Volvo S40 and V40

    Volvo value resides at the heart of the S40 and V40 and Volvo character lives
in their soul. True Volvos, the S40 and V40 boast a full complement of safety features, sophisticated chassis design and interior amenities. Now, for 2003 both models receive a host of visual and performance improvements along with several new additions to the optional Premium and Sport Packages.

 

 

    No matter how an S40 or V40 are outfitted, however, they share the reassuring solidity of Volvo quality build and a satisfying quality feel to the interior. The stylish sedan and versatile wagon continue to build on their first year reputation for offering Volvo virtues at an affordable price. For 2003, the already potent 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine receives a boost in power to 170 bhp at 5,250 rpm, up 10 horsepower from last year. The stout torque rating of 177 ft.-lb. from 1,800 to 4,800 rpm remains unchanged. The standard adaptive 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission tailors the S40 or V40's performance characteristics to your personal driving style. Four-wheel independent suspension and the latest generation of anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EDB) provide superb stopping power. The Dynamic Stability Assistance feature, which monitors and compares the rotational speed of all four wheels and uses the engine management system to reduce torque when it detects a loss of traction, is an available option offered through the Climate Package.

 

 

    This year, both cars receive an aggressive "egg-crate" style grille, new body-color side moldings and bumpers. Inside, there is a standard in-dash single disc CD player along with a new leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel and a sporty four-dial instrument cluster.

 

    

The optional Premium Package for 2003 adds a leather covered gearshift lever and hand brake handle for both the S40 and V40. The optional Sport Package adds aggressive 16-inch "Galactica" alloy wheels, a new front spoiler and blackout headlight surrounds. The S40 sedan, when ordered with the Sport Package, also receives a new rear trunk-mounted spoiler while the V40 wagon instead adds an attractive new roof-mounted spoiler.

 

    

As members of the Volvo family, when it comes to safety, the S40 and V40 have all the good stuff standard including Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtain (IC), Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), front seat belts with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners, "smart" dual-stage front airbags (SRS), Volvo's safety cage construction plus ISO-FIX child safety seat attachments.

 

 

    Like the luxury S80, the Volvo S40 and V40 come with an Environmental Product Declaration certified by Lloyd's Register of London, UK. The declaration certifies that these models meet environmental standards throughout the life cycle of the car - Volvo's cradle-to-grave approach to environmental management.

 

 

S40 and V40 Buyers

    There is not much difference between S40 and V40 buyers. Both are well educated with an orientation towards friends and are family-centric. They perceive the V40 as a sedan with a long roof and not as a traditional wagon vehicle. They tend to be entry-level buyers who are young (25-35); pre-family singles or couples with household incomes around $75,000, as well as retired empty nesters.

 

 

Competitive Group

S40: Audi A4 sedan, Subaru Legacy, VW Jetta and Passat.
V40: Subaru Legacy and Outback, VW Jetta and Passat.

 

 

          2003 Volvo S40

 

Prices & Options

 

 

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Basic Price

 

 

S40 MSRP

$23,900

 

 

Destination Charge

$660

 

 

 

Option Packages

 

 

Climate Package

$850

 

 

Description

 

 

 

Dynamic Stability Assistance (DSA)

 

 

 

Headlamp Washer / Wiper

 

 

 

Heated Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Package

$2,495

 

 

Description

 

 

 

Leather Gearshift Knob

 

 

 

Leather Handbrake Lever

 

 

 

Leather Seating Surfaces

 

 

 

Leather Steering Wheel

 

 

 

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

 

 

 

Power Glass Moonroof

 

 

 

Premium Speaker System

 

 

 

Simulated Wood Inlays

 

 

 

Trip Computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Package

$650

 

 

Description

 

 

 

"Cyborg" Aluminum-Look Gearshift Knob

 

 

 

"Cyborg" Aluminum-Look Inlays

 

 

 

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

 

 

 

Black Bezel Headlamps

 

 

 

Front Fog Lights

 

 

 

Front Spoiler

 

 

 

Leather / Cloth Sport Seats

 

 

 

Leather Steering Wheel

 

 

 

Premium Speaker System

 

 

 

Rear Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options

 

 

Description

Price

 

 

Atlantic Blue Metallic

$450

 

 

Black Sapphire Metallic

$450

 

 

Maya Gold Metallic

$450

 

 

Silver Green Metallic

$450

 

 

Silver Metallic

$450

 

 

Graphite Leather Seating Surfaces

$1,400

 

 

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather Seating Surfaces

$1,400

 

 

Power Glass Moonroof

$1,200

 

 

Integrated Child Booster Seat

$300

 

 

Leather Steering Wheel

$150

 

 

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

$450

 

 

Prewiring for Multi-CD Changer

$27

 

 

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

$500

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Volvo V40

 

Prices & Options

 

Basic Price

 

V40 MSRP

$24,900

Destination Charge

$660

 

 

Option Packages

Climate Package

$850

Description

 

Dynamic Stability Assistance (DSA)

 

Headlamp Washer / Wiper

 

Heated Front Seats

 

 

Premium Package

$2,495

Description

 

Leather Gearshift Knob

 

Leather Handbrake Lever

 

Leather Seating Surfaces

 

Leather Steering Wheel

 

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

 

Power Glass Moonroof

 

Premium Speaker System

 

Simulated Wood Inlays

 

Trip Computer

 

 

Sport Package

$650

Description

 

"Cyborg" Aluminum-Look Gearshift Knob

 

"Cyborg" Aluminum-Look Inlays

 

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

 

Black Bezel Headlamps

 

Front Fog Lights

 

Front Spoiler

 

Leather / Cloth Sport Seats

 

Leather Steering Wheel

 

Premium Speaker System

 

Rear Spoiler

 

 

Options

Description

Price

Atlantic Blue Metallic

$450

Black Sapphire Metallic

$450

Maya Gold Metallic

$450

Silver Green Metallic

$450

Silver Metallic

$450

Graphite Leather Seating Surfaces

$1,400

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather Seating Surfaces

$1,400

Power Glass Moonroof

$1,200

Integrated Child Booster Seat

$300

Leather Steering Wheel

$150

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

$450

Prewiring for Multi-CD Changer

$27

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

$500

 

 

 

2003 Volvo S40

 

Specifications

 

Safety

Description

S40

Anti-Submarine Seats

STD

Daytime Running Lights (Halogen Semi-Sealed with Replaceable Bulb)

STD

Dual-Stage Front Air Bags for Driver and Front Passenger

STD

Emergency Trunk Release

STD

Illuminated Side Marker Lights / Turn Signal Indicators

STD

Inflatable Side Curtain (IC)

STD

ISO-FIX Baby / Child Seat Attachment

STD

Overhead-Mounted Seat Belt Reminder Lights

STD

Rear Door Child-Safety Locks

STD

Rear Fog Light with Auto-Off

STD

Rear Window Deactivation

STD

Safe Approach and Home Safe Lighting

STD

Seat Belts: Five, 3-Point Inertia-Reel Belts. Front Have Pretensioners and Height Adjustment

STD

Security System

STD

Side Impact Air Bags (SIPS Bags II™)

STD

Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)

STD

Top-Tether Child Seat Anchorage Capability

STD

Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS)

STD

 

Exterior

Description

S40

2-Speed Windshield Wipers with Intermittent Cycle

STD

Central Power Door Locks with Remote Keyless Entry, Trunk Lock and Fuel Filler Lock

STD

Front Wheel Drive

STD

Outside Temperature Gauge

STD

Pollen Filter for Passenger Compartment

STD

Power Glass Moonroof

OPT

Power Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors

STD

Tinted Windows

STD

 

Interior

Description

S40

Cargo Area Side Net

STD

Cruise Control

STD

Cup Holders in Center Tunnel Console and Rear Seat Armrest

STD

Driver's Seat with Tilt, Recline, Adjustable Lumbar Support

STD

Electronic Climate Control (ECC) with Cabin Air Filter

STD

Five Padded Head Restraints

STD

Four Reading Lamps

STD

Front Center Armrest

STD

Front Door-Panel Storage Pockets

STD

Front Seat-Back Storage Pockets

STD

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors in Driver / Front Passenger Sun Visors

STD

Illuminated, Lockable Glove Box

STD

Immobilizer, Encrypted Ignition Key

STD

Integrated Child Booster Seat

OPT

Interior Cabin Light Delay

STD

Leather Steering Wheel

OPT

Luggage Area Light

STD

Plush Front and Rear Floor Mats

STD

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

OPT

Power Trunk Release

STD

Power Windows with Auto Down for Driver's Window

STD

Prewiring for Multi-CD Changer

OPT

Rear Seat / Trunk Pass-Through for Long Loads

STD

Rear Window Defroster with Automatic Timer

STD

Split Folding Rear Seat

STD

Tilt Steering Wheel

STD

Tool Kit

STD

Two Entry Lights (In Front Door Foot Wells)

STD

 

Audio/Video/Electronics

Description

S40

HU-615 Audio System, AM/FM Stereo with Single In-Dash CD, Cassettte, 100-Watt Amplifier, Dolby, Anti-Theft LED, Six Speakers

STD

 

Engine

Description

S40

Compression Ratio

9.0:1

Horsepower (SAE net)

170 @ 5,250 rpm

Torque (ft. / lbs. SAE net)

177 @ 1,800-4,500 rpm

Transversely Mounted, 1.9-Liter, 4-Cylinder, Double Overhead Cam Twin-Scroll Turbocharger with Intercooler and Siemens Engine Management System

STD

 

Transmission

Description

S40

5-Speed Microprocessor-Controlled Automatic

STD

 

Brakes

Description

S40

4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

STD

 

Suspension

Description

S40

Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut with Asymmetrically Mounted Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shocks, 19mm Stabilizer Bar

STD

Rear Suspension: Multilink Independent Suspension with Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shocks, 13mm Stabilizer Bar

STD

 

Steering

Description

S40

Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering, 3.1 Turns Lock to Lock

STD

 

Exterior Colors

Description

S40

 

     Atlantic Blue Metallic

OPT

 

     Black Sapphire Metallic

OPT

 

     Dark Blue

STD

 

     Maya Gold Metallic

OPT

 

     Red

STD

 

     Silver Green Metallic

OPT

 

     Silver Metallic

OPT

 

     White

STD

 

Interior Colors

Description

S40

Graphite Cloth / Vinyl

STD

Graphite Leather / Cloth (Included in the Sport Package)

PKG

Graphite Leather Seating Surfaces

OPT

Lt. Taupe Cloth / Vinyl

STD

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather / Cloth (Included in the Sport Package)

PKG

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather Seating Surfaces

OPT

 

Wheels and Tires

Description

S40

15" "Stellar" 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 195 / 60R15 Tires

STD

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

OPT

 

Exterior Dimensions and Weights

Description

S40

Curb Weight

2,767 lbs.

Fuel Tank Capacity

15.9 U.S. gallons

Height

56 in.

Length

177.8 in.

Top Speed

134 mph

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs

Track, Front

58 in.

Track, Rear

58 in.

Trunk Capacity

13.2 cu. ft.

Turning Circle, Curb to Curb

34.7 ft.

Wheelbase

100.9 in.

Width

67.6 in.

 

Interior Dimensions

Description

S40

Headroom with Sunroof

37.6 in.

Headroom without Sunroof

38.7 in.

Hiproom, Front

51.7 in.

Hiproom, Rear

51.7 in.

Legroom, Front

41.1 in.

Legroom, Rear

32.7 in.

Shoulderroom, Front

54 in.

Shoulderroom, Rear

54.1 in.

 

Warranty

Description

S40

Std. Warranty - 4 Years / 50,000 Miles (Whichever Comes First)

STD

Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance: Four Years

STD

 

 

 

2003 Volvo V40

 

Specifications

 

Safety

Description

V40

Anti-Submarine Seats

STD

Daytime Running Lights (Halogen Semi-Sealed with Replaceable Bulb)

STD

Dual-Stage Front Air Bags for Driver and Front Passenger

STD

Illuminated Side Marker Lights / Turn Signal Indicators

STD

Inflatable Side Curtain (IC)

STD

ISO-FIX Baby / Child Seat Attachment

STD

Overhead-Mounted Seat Belt Reminder Lights

STD

Rear Door Child-Safety Locks

STD

Rear Fog Light with Auto-Off

STD

Rear Window Deactivation

STD

Safe Approach and Home Safe Lighting

STD

Seat Belts: Five, 3-Point Inertia-Reel Belts. Front Have Pretensioners and Height Adjustment

STD

Security System

STD

Side Impact Air Bags (SIPS Bags II™)

STD

Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)

STD

Top-Tether Child Seat Anchorage Capability

STD

Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS)

STD

 

Exterior

Description

V40

2-Speed Windshield Wipers with Intermittent Cycle

STD

Central Power Door Locks with Remote Keyless Entry, Tailgate Lock and Fuel Filler Lock

STD

Front Wheel Drive

STD

Outside Temperature Gauge

STD

Pollen Filter for Passenger Compartment

STD

Power Glass Moonroof

OPT

Power Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors

STD

Tinted Windows

STD

 

Interior

Description

V40

Cargo Area Strap and Side Net

STD

Cruise Control

STD

Cup Holders in Center Tunnel Console and Rear Seat Armrest

STD

Driver's Seat with Tilt, Recline, Adjustable Lumbar Support

STD

Electronic Climate Control (ECC) with Cabin Air Filter

STD

Five Padded Head Restraints

STD

Four Reading Lamps

STD

Front Center Armrest

STD

Front Door-Panel Storage Pockets

STD

Front Seat-Back Storage Pockets

STD

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors in Driver / Front Passenger Sun Visors

STD

Illuminated, Lockable Glove Box

STD

Immobilizer, Encrypted Ignition Key

STD

Integrated Child Booster Seat

OPT

Interior Cabin Light Delay

STD

Leather Steering Wheel

OPT

Luggage Area Light

STD

Plush Front and Rear Floor Mats

STD

Power Adjustable Driver's Seat

OPT

Power Tailgate Release

STD

Power Windows with Auto Down for Driver's Window

STD

Prewiring for Multi-CD Changer

OPT

Rear Window Defroster with Automatic Timer

STD

Removable Cargo Security Cover

STD

Split Folding Rear Seat

STD

Tilt Steering Wheel

STD

Tool Kit

STD

Two Entry Lights (In Front Door Foot Wells)

STD

 

Audio/Video/Electronics

Description

V40

HU-615 Audio System, AM/FM Stereo with Single In-Dash CD, Cassettte, 100-Watt Amplifier, Dolby, Anti-Theft LED, Six Speakers

STD

 

Engine

Description

V40

Compression Ratio

9.0:1

Horsepower (SAE net)

170 @ 5,250 rpm

Torque (ft. / lbs. SAE net)

177 @ 1,800-4,500 rpm

Transversely Mounted, 1.9-Liter, 4-Cylinder, Double Overhead Cam Twin-Scroll Turbocharger with Intercooler and Siemens Engine Management System

STD

 

Transmission

Description

V40

5-Speed Microprocessor-Controlled Automatic

STD

 

Brakes

Description

V40

4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

STD

 

Suspension

Description

V40

Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut with Asymmetrically Mounted Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shocks, 19mm Stabilizer Bar

STD

Rear Suspension: Multilink Independent Suspension with Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shocks, 13mm Stabilizer Bar

STD

 

Steering

Description

V40

Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering, 3.1 Turns Lock to Lock

STD

 

Exterior Colors

Description

V40

 

     Atlantic Blue Metallic

OPT

 

     Black Sapphire Metallic

OPT

 

     Dark Blue

STD

 

     Maya Gold Metallic

OPT

 

     Red

STD

 

     Silver Green Metallic

OPT

 

     Silver Metallic

OPT

 

     White

STD

 

Interior Colors

Description

V40

Graphite Cloth

STD

Graphite Leather / Cloth (Included in the Sport Package)

PKG

Graphite Leather Seating Surfaces

OPT

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Cloth

STD

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather / Cloth (Included in the Sport Package)

PKG

Taupe / Lt. Taupe Leather Seating Surfaces

OPT

 

Wheels and Tires

Description

V40

15" "Stellar" 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 195 / 60R15 Tires

STD

16" "Galactica" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels with 215 / 50R16 Tires

OPT

 

Exterior Dimensions and Weights

Description

V40

Curb Weight

2,822 lbs

Fuel Tank Capacity

15.9 U.S. gallons

Height

56 in.

Length

180.2 in.

Top Speed

134 mph

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs

Track, Front

58 in.

Track, Rear

58 in.

Turning Circle, Curb to Curb

34.7 ft.

Wheelbase

100.9 in.

Width

67.6 in.

 

Interior Dimensions

Description

V40

Cargo Capacity: Seat Down

68.1 cu ft.

Cargo Capacity: Seat Up

33.5 cu ft.

Head room with Sunroof

37.6 in.

Head room without Sunroof

38.7 in.

Hip room, Front

51.7 in.

Hip room, Rear

51.7 in.

Leg room, Front

41.1 in.

Leg room, Rear

32.7 in.

Shoulder room, Front

54 in.

Shoulder room, Rear

54.1 in.

 

Warranty

Description

V40

Std. Warranty - 4 Years / 50,000 Miles (Whichever Comes First)

STD

Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance: Four Years

STD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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