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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.1
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
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 Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo 850 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Delta Link 5-Link
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 -

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