Volvo 850 1994 Sedan

This generation of Volvo 850 has been produced from July, 1994 to January, 1997. We can provide information about 20 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volvo is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.4 litres and power of from 126 to 250 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.5 litres and power of 140 HP.
The car is available with both manual (10 versions), as well as automatic (10 versions) gearbox.

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Volvo 850 1994 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.9 to 11.1 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.6 to 7.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volvo 850 1994 sedan petrol engine version is Volvo 850 2.0i, consuming 8.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volvo 850 1994 sedan diesel - Volvo 850 TDI 2.5 for 100 kilometers consumes 6.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volvo 850 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 5 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +11% for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volvo 850 modification.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.7 seconds has Volvo 850 R 2.3i Turbo 20V version, conversely the tardiest one is Volvo 850 2.0i reaching this speed only in 12.1 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 2.3 petrol 5-cylinder 250 hp version (Volvo 850 R 2.3i Turbo 20V).

Lenght of Volvo 850 is 467 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Volvo 850 is about 6 cm longer than Mazda 626 sedan, but 3 cm shorter than Volkswagen Passat sedan. Volvo 850 gross weight is from 1800 to 1960 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This Volvo is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1500 €. According to user reviews, average Volvo 850 repair costs are 120 € per year. Users calculated Volvo 850 1994 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.32 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 58%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volvo 850 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volvo 850 prices and costs.

In user reviews Volvo 850 received average grade 8.5 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.6). All authors of reviews would recommend Volvo 850 to the friend.

Volvo 850 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volvo 850 1994 2.0i Nov 1994 — Jan 1997

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 126 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.0i Nov 1994 — Jan 1997

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 126 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.0i Nov 1994 — Jan 1997 2.0 Petrol 126 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1994 2.0i Nov 1994 — Jan 1997 2.0 Petrol 126 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1994 T-5 2.3i Turbo 20V 2.3 Petrol 226 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 T-5 2.3i Turbo 20V 2.3 Petrol 226 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1994 T-5R 2.3i Turbo 20V Jul 1994 — Jan 1996 2.3 Petrol 240 HP - Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 T-5R 2.3i Turbo 20V Jul 1994 — Jan 1996 2.3 Petrol 240 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1996 R 2.3i Turbo 20V Jan 1996 — Jan 1997 2.3 Petrol 241 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1996 R 2.3i Turbo 20V Jan 1996 — Jan 1997

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds

2.3 Petrol 250 HP 10.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.4 Petrol 144 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i 2.4 Petrol 144 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i 20V

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.4 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i 20V

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.4 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i 20V 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1994 2.4 2.5i 20V 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1996 2.4 2.5i T 20V Mai 1996 — Jan 1997 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 10.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1996 2.4 2.5i T 20V Mai 1996 — Jan 1997 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 11.1 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 1996 TDI 2.5 Mar 1996 — Jan 1997

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.5 Diesel 140 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volvo 850 1996 TDI 2.5 Mai 1996 — Jan 1997 2.5 Diesel 140 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volvo 850 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Volvo 850 prices

Volvo 850 1994 - 1997 sedan price in Latvia is from 1300 € to 1900 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volvo 850 price is average - Volvo 850 is approximately for 24 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 1994 - 1997 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volvo 850 1994 price 1300 € 1500 € 1900 €

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Volvo 850 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volvo 850 reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2008 defects were detected in an average of 22.3 percent of Volvo 850 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 22.5%.

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Volvo 850 1994 sedan features (options)

Percentage of Volvo 850 with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
59%
Metallic paint
51%
Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Heated seats
36%
Climate control
35%
Leather upholstery
32%
Cruise control
24%
Sunroof
17%
Electrically adjustable seats
13%

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Volvo 850 reviews

Total 10 Volvo 850 owner reviews

Volvo 850 1996 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 18 years) Owned for:70`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 250 € (~ 83 € per year)
Total car rating:
10
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   male, age 32
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