Volvo 240 vs Volvo 850 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1993 Volvo 240
Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,215
2 listings nationwide

Shop

1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,330
1 vehicle

Shop

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1993 Volvo 240
Sedan
20
Guru9D913R writes:
Old fashioned car with a secure front part to protect from any accident on the road, excellent enjine/motor, h...
Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally better.
"Because it is more fashionable, contemporary style."
Back Seats Ranked 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally better.
"Softer. And the back of the rare seats can be open to long items from the trunk over the backs of rare seats into salon of the car."
345
Terje 1993 Volvo 240 SedanReview:

Trusty Old 240 Volvo — Like: Rock solid, simple technology, easy to maintain. Comfortable highway ride. Decent fuel economy...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

35
Stephan 1993 Volvo 240 SedanReview:

Awersome Looking Volvo — you cant hate it, you cant love it, its a volvo,, its a volvo 240, with 116HP, 5 shift gear box, se...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
300
Zress writes:
One of the most solid cars I have ever driven. Very safe and well built car so perfect for keeping family saf...
Front Seats Ranked 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"more leg room and not as high up as the jeep - the middle was less cumbersome"
Back Seats Ranked 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"more leg room and lower seats"
LowSkii006 writes:
I Love my Volvo, its rock sturdy and also used to belong to the department of defense! Lets Go volvo the gover...
Brian writes:
As an executive who travels (by auto) regionally very often, and also needs to safely take my family (and thei...

Specs

1993 Volvo 240
Sedan
1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
--
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
--
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
114 hp @ 5,400 RPM
114 hp @ 5,400 RPM
190 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
9.8:1
10:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.15 in
3.78 in x 3.15 in
3.27 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Optional
Cassette Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.1 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 36.4 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 14.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 3,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 3,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.9 in 183.5 in
Width 67.3 in 69.3 in
Height 56.3 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.9 in

Available Options

1993 Volvo 240
Sedan
1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo

Related Comparisons