Compare 1997 Volkswagen Passat vs 1997 Volvo 850

1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Volvo 850
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4-Door Sedan Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
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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
$17,498
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$26,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 111.5
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 104.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 14.7/33.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 11.0" x TBD
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.9 x -TBD- 11.5" x TBD
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- 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)
-TBD- 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3009 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- Temp
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.4L/148.6 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
90 @ 3750 168 @ 6100
Engine Type
Diesel I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
TDI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 1900 162 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA B5254-S
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA M56H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.07
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Volvo 850
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 .767
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 .787
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Delta Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Struts

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