1997 Volvo 850 specs & colors

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Light Beige


Torch Red / Black

Dark Graphite



EPA Classification Midsize

Front Wheel Size 15" x 6.5" in
Rear Wheel Size 15" x 6.5" in
Spare Wheel Size Temp in
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material N/A

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80

Engine Type Gas I5
Displacement 2.4L/148.6 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4700

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 29 MPG
Cruising Range - City 386.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 559.70 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.00

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts
Suspension Type - Rear Delta Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.0" x TBD in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.5" x TBD in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 19.3 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal

Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 33.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall Not Available ft

Front Tire Size P195/60R15
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Temp

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3300 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 495 lbs

Base Curb Weight 3232 lbs

Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 111.5 ft³
Front Head Room 39.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.1 in
Front Hip Room 55.2 in
Second Head Room 37.8 in
Second Leg Room 35.2 in
Second Shoulder Room 56.3 in
Second Hip Room 55.2 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in
Length, Overall 183.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 69.3 in
Height, Overall 55.7 in
Track Width, Front 59.8 in
Track Width, Rear 57.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.2 in
Liftover Height N/A in
Trunk Volume 14.7/33.2 ft³

Seat back storage pockets Standard
520 amp battery Standard
2 front door footwell entry lights Standard
"Open door" traffic warning lights on doors Standard
Front automatic seat belt height adjustment & pretensioners Standard
Front center armrest w/cupholder Standard
Instrumentation-inc: 140-MPH speedometer/4-digit trip meter/fuel & coolant temp gauges/tachometer, digital clock, Standard
Bodyside protective molding Standard
Daytime running light system Standard
Illuminated lockable glove box Standard
80 amp alternator Standard
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Standard
Front mud flaps Standard
Dual illuminated sunvisor vanity mirrors Standard
5 mph front/rear bumpers (2.5 mph California) Standard
Pwr windows w/driver side "auto-down" & rear window lockout Standard
Tilt/telescopic steering column Standard
AM/FM stereo w/cassette (SC 710), w/4x20 watt amplifier, 6 speakers, anti- theft circuitry & CD compatibility Standard
Luggage compartment light Standard
4 front/rear reading lights Standard
5-speed manual transmission Standard
3-point seat belts & adjustable head restraints for all seating positions Standard
15" x 6.5" steel wheels Standard
Interior courtesy lights w/delay dim down Standard
Pwr-assisted variable rack & pinion steering Standard
Air conditioning w/dual controls Standard
Separate mechanically operated self adjusting drum parking brake Standard
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
2-speed intermittent windshield wipers Standard
Front 8-way manual adjustable driver bucket seat w/lumbar support Standard
Bright vertical grille Standard
Front passenger bucket seat w/tilt & fold feature Standard
Carpeted cargo area Standard
Tool kit Standard
Color keyed bumpers/spoilers/side skirts/mirrors Standard
Cruise control Standard
Compact spare tire Standard
Front/rear floor mats Standard
3-channel ATE (Mark 20) anti-lock brake system Standard
Daytime running light system Standard
5-passenger seating capacity Standard
Tinted windows Standard
Central pwr door locking system w/2-step unlock feature Standard
Warning/indicator lamps: windshield washer/low fuel/coolent level, rear fog lamp, high beam, bulb failure, SRS, battery, low oil pressure, brakes, ABS, gear change, check engine, lambdasond, service reminder Standard
Plush upholstery Standard
Front wheel drive w/equal length halfshafts Standard
City 20/hwy 29 (2.4L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Long-load pass-through to trunk Standard
Side impact protection system-inc: front airbags & anti-intrusion beams Standard
Delta-link semi-independent rear suspension w/coil springs, gas charged shocks Standard
Rear fog light Standard
Rear window defroster w/automatic timer Standard
TLEV (Transitional Low Emission Vehicle) Certification Standard
5 mph front/rear bumpers (2.5 mph California) Standard
Pwr-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes w/ventilated front & solid rear Standard
Rear fog light Standard
Coin compartment Standard
Pwr antenna Standard
19.3 gallon fuel tank Standard
MacPherson hydraulic strut front suspension w/asymmetrically-mounted coil springs w/20mm stabilizer bar Standard
60/40 split rear folding bench seat w/folding head restraints Standard
Motronic 4.4 engine management system Standard
2.4L DOHC 20-valve all aluminum 168hp, 162 ft/lbs torque in-line 5 cyl engine Standard
Halogen headlights w/replaceable bulb Standard
Dual pwr heated mirrors w/automatic timer Standard
195/60R15 all-season SBR tires Standard
Childproof rear door safety locks Standard

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