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 Leg Room (in)
35.2 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
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)
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 215/55R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3152 3640
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.4L/148.6 3.0L/183
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.49
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)
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S70 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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

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