1997 Volvo 850

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $1,361-$5,337 Trims10 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 1997 Volvo 850

Our Take


Our Expert Reviews

When Volvo's sporty, front-wheel-drive sedan, the 850 GLT, appeared on the scene several years ago, it forced drivers to change their view of the Swedish automaker, long known for sturdy automobiles that were high on safety and short on panache. The 850 still boasted Volvo's credo of advanced safety engineering, but here was a Volvo that was actually fun to drive, especially the powe... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

Things to watch out for on these cars

by Prior 1997 850R owner from new off of lot. from Denver, CO on August 23, 2009

For the turbo models after 100K miles: Rear main leaks $$$ to fix Turbo issues $$$ if previous owner ran the car hard. A/C issues Heating control in dash issues seat heaters not working. rear trailing... Read Full Review

10 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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