Volvo 850 vs Volvo XC70 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
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2016 Volvo XC70
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
No Expert Reviews
2016 Volvo XC70
Chase Hammond Preview:

Although the XC70 is fast moving into luxury-vehicle territory along with the rest of the Volvo range, there’s still something of the old Volvo station wagon about it. Particularly wit...

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

1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
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...
2016 Volvo XC70
volvo_xc70__ writes:
Family Car Ranked 2007 Volvo V70 R worse.
Value Ranked 2007 Volvo V70 R worse.
"more expensive"


1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
2016 Volvo XC70
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 18.5 gal
Fuel Type
190 hp @ 5,200 RPM
240 hp @ 5,600 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.54 in
3.23 in x 3.67 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 34.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 33.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,168 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,300 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,300 lbs 3,500 lbs
Length 183.5 in 190.5 in
Width 69.3 in 73.9 in
Height 55.7 in 63.1 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 110.8 in

Available Options

1997 Volvo 850
GLT Turbo
2016 Volvo XC70

Exterior Colors

  • Black Stone
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice White
  • Magic Blue Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Rich Java Metallic
  • Seashell Metallic
  • Twilight Bronze Metallic

Option Packages

  • Keyless Drive
  • Integrated Navigation System
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Climate Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Dual Two-Stage Child Booster Seats
  • Front & Rear Park Assist
  • Front Blind View Camera
  • Keyless Drive
  • Proximity Package
  • Rear View Mirror with Compass
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Rear Parking Camera

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