When we compare the Volvo 850's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, The Volvo V70 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Volvo 850 and Volvo V70 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Volvo 850's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, the Volvo V70 is a better car than the Volvo 850.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Volvo 850’s base engine makes 168 horsepower, and the Volvo V70 base engine makes 235 horsepower. Both the 850 and the V70 are rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 494 and 500 miles respectively. Both models use gasoline.