Compare 1997 Volvo 960 vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1997 Volvo 960
1997 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 20 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AMG 18 24 $45,170 $51,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 89.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.1 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 11.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0" x TBD 11.2 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.06" x TBD 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.8 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Temp Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3461 3195
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temp Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90.0
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/178.3 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 5200 148 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
199 @ 4100 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
B6304-S NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.1 (1.9 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.41
Trans Order Code
AW30-40 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.49
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo 960 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.708 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.905 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Multi Leaf 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts Double Wishbone

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