Volvo 940 1990 Estate car / wagon

This generation of Volvo 940 has been produced from September, 1990 to October, 1996. We can provide information about 17 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This Volvo is available with seven petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.3 litres and power of from 112 to 190 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement 2.4 litres and power of from 82 to 122 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (10 versions), as well as automatic (7 versions) gearbox.

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Volvo 940 1990 estate car average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 9.4 to 10.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 7.6 to 8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volvo 940 1990 estate car petrol engine version is Volvo 940 2.3i Estate, consuming 9.4 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volvo 940 1990 estate car diesel - Volvo 940 Diesel Estate for 100 kilometers consumes 7.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volvo 940 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 7 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +8% for petrol engines and +6% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volvo 940 modification.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9 seconds has Volvo 940 Turbo Estate version, conversely the tardiest one is Volvo 940 Diesel Estate reaching this speed only in 17 seconds. The maximum top speed is 205 km/h for the 2.3 petrol 4-cylinder 165 hp version (Volvo 940 Turbo Estate).

Lenght of Volvo 940 is 481 cm, it is large car. For comparison - Volvo 940 is about 9 cm longer than BMW 5 series estate car / wagon, but 2 cm shorter than Ford Scorpio estate car / wagon. Volvo 940 gross weight is from 1945 to 1975 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Volvo 940 trunk space is 992 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 2125 litres.

This Volvo is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2500 €. According to user reviews, average Volvo 940 repair costs are 190 € per year. Users calculated Volvo 940 1990 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 62%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volvo 940 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volvo 940 prices and costs.

In user reviews Volvo 940 received average grade 8.9 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 7.6. All authors of reviews would recommend Volvo 940 to the friend.

Volvo 940 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volvo 940 1990 2.0i Estate Sep 1990 — Jul 1994

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 112 HP 9.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1992 2.0i Turbo Estate Oct 1992 — Sep 1993

Most powerfull petrol version (190 HP)

2.0 Petrol 190 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1994 2.3i Estate Jul 1994 — Jan 1995

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.3 Petrol 116 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1994 2.3i Estate Jul 1994 — Jan 1995 2.3 Petrol 116 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3i Estate Sep 1990 — Jul 1994

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.3 Petrol 131 HP 9.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3i Estate Sep 1990 — Jul 1994 2.3 Petrol 131 HP 10.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1994 2.3i Turbo Estate Jun 1994 — Oct 1996 2.3 Petrol 135 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1994 2.3i Turbo Estate Jun 1994 — Oct 1996 2.3 Petrol 135 HP 10.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3 16V Estate Sep 1990 — Oct 1992 2.3 Petrol 155 HP 10.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3 16V Estate Sep 1990 — Oct 1992 2.3 Petrol 155 HP - Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3 Turbo Estate Sep 1990 — Oct 1992

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9 seconds

2.3 Petrol 165 HP 9.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.3 Turbo Estate Sep 1990 — Oct 1992 2.3 Petrol 165 HP - Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1992 2.4 Diesel Estate Jan 1992 — Oct 1992

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.4 Diesel 82 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.4 Turbo Diesel Estate Sep 1990 — Sep 1991

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.4 Diesel 109 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.4 Turbo Diesel Estate Sep 1990 — Sep 1991 2.4 Diesel 109 HP - Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 1990 2.4 Turbo Diesel I.c. Estate Sep 1990 — Jun 1996

Most powerfull diesel version (122 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.4 Diesel 122 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 940 1990 2.4 Turbo Diesel I.c. Estate Sep 1990 — Jun 1996

Most powerfull diesel version (122 HP)

2.4 Diesel 122 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 940 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Volvo 940 prices

Volvo 940 1990 - 1996 estate car price in Latvia is from 700 € to 3800 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volvo 940 price is entirely high - Volvo 940 is approximately for 53 percents more expensive then average estate cars of this age (compare estate cars 1990 - 1996 prices). Volvo 940 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volvo could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volvo 940 1996 price 1600 € 2500 € 3800 €
Volvo 940 1992 price 3100 € 3300 € 3500 €
Volvo 940 1991 price 700 € 1600 € 2700 €

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Volvo 940 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volvo 940 reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2006 defects were detected in an average of only 19.6 percent of Volvo 940 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

Volvo 940 reliability and quality

Volvo 940 1990 estate car features (options)

Percentage of Volvo 940 with corresponding feature (option)

Heated seats
56%
Metallic paint
46%
Sunroof
37%
Roof bars (railings)
34%
Conditioning
29%
Leather upholstery
28%

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Volvo 940 reviews

Total 8 Volvo 940 owner reviews

Volvo 940 1995 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 20 years) Owned for:64`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 560 € (~ 280 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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