Compare 1997 Volvo 850 vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class

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

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