Compare 1997 Buick Regal vs 1997 Volvo 850

1997 Buick Regal
1997 Volvo 850
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97.5 4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
97.5 4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $18,798 $20,545
97.5 4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $20,994 $22,945
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $24,510 $26,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 29 $25,485 $27,685
5-Door Wagon Manual 20 29 $25,810 $28,010
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 20 29 $25,740 $28,040
5-Door Wagon Automatic 20 29 $26,785 $28,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 20 29 $26,715 $29,015
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $26,940 $29,240
5-Door Wagon Manual GT 20 29 $27,040 $29,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $27,915 $30,215
5-Door Wagon Automatic GT 20 29 $28,015 $30,315
5-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $28,240 $30,540
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $29,215 $31,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $29,435 $31,835
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $30,735 $33,135
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo 19 26 $31,550 $34,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo 19 26 $32,850 $35,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo HP 19 26 $34,985 $38,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic 850 Turbo HP 19 26 $36,435 $40,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,798
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,545
$26,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 111.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 104.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 14.7/33.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.5" x TBD
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 11.0" x TBD
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 33.5
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Temp
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Temp
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 520
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I5
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 162 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
L36 B5254-S
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.4L/148.6 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 168 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.07
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.19
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA M56H
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Volvo 850
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 .787
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Delta Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 .767
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Control Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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