Compare 1997 Volvo 850 vs 1997 Cadillac Catera

1997 Volvo 850
1997 Cadillac Catera
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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
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4-Door Sedan w/Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Cloth 18 25 $28,515 $29,995
4-Door Sedan w/Leather 18 25 $30,390 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,510
$28,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,710
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.5 96.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7/33.2 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5" x TBD 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0" x TBD 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 13.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Temp P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temp 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 300
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4700 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
B5254-S L81
Displacement
2.4L/148.6 CID 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6100 200 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.00 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.62
Trans Order Code
M56H NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo 850 Cadillac Catera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.787 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Delta Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.767 .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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