Compare 2009 Volvo V70 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2009 Volvo V70
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,926
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo V70 looks a lot more with the times than the Volvo wagons of the past, but there’s just as much of an emphasis on utility and safety. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 97.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 191.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
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)
12.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6400 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo V70 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
5dr Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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