Compare 1998 Volvo S70 vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Volvo S70
1998 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 $24,785 $26,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $25,760 $27,960
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 20 29 $27,240 $29,540
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 20 28 $28,215 $30,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic HT/LR Turbo GLT 19 27 $30,040 $32,440
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo T5 19 25 $31,060 $34,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo T5 18 25 $32,035 $34,985
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,785
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,985
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 95
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.9 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.3
Brakes
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
4-wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5" x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.4
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)
18.5 21.1
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3152 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6100 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4700 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/148.6 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
Transmission
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)
2.99 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S70 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
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)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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