Volvo 940 1990 vs Volvo 850 1992

Volvo 940
1990 - 1991
Volvo 850
1992 - 1994
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.4 Diesel2.4 Petrol


Power: 109 HP140 HP
Torque: 205 NM206 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds10 seconds
Volvo 850 is a more dynamic driving.
Volvo 940 engine produces 31 HP less power than Volvo 850, whereas torque is 1 NM less than Volvo 850. Due to the lower power, Volvo 940 reaches 100 km/h speed 2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.69.1
The Volvo 940 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo 940 consumes 1.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volvo 850, which means that by driving the Volvo 940 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 225 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres73 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle800 km in combined cycle

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Volvo 850) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (Volvo 940) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Length: 4.87 m4.66 m
Width: 1.75 m1.76 m
Height: 1.41 m1.40 m
Volvo 940 is 21 cm longer than the Volvo 850, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Volvo 940 is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 470 litres445 litres
Volvo 940 has more luggage capacity.
Volvo 940 has 25 litres more trunk space than the Volvo 850.
Turning diameter: 9.9 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo 940 is 0.3 metres less than that of the Volvo 850.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`600
Safety: no datano data
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Average price (€): 18001200
Pros and Cons: Volvo 940 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
Volvo 850 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower price
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