Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 Volvo 850

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 Volvo 850
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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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
$34,710
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$26,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 111.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 104.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.7/33.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.0" x TBD
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .4 11.5" x TBD
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 33.5
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Temp
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Temp
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 80
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 2.4L/148.6 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 168 @ 6100
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas I5
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 162 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA B5254-S
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.19
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA M56H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo 850
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .767
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .787
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Delta Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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