1992 Dodge Caravan vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Dodge Caravan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Dodge Caravan would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 1992 Dodge Caravan. (100 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1992 Dodge Caravan.
Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1992 Dodge Caravan, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Dodge Caravan. (183 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Dodge Caravan.
Compare all specifications:
|1992 Dodge Caravan||2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK|
|Engine Size||2499 cc||2996 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||100 HP||228 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||6100 RPM|
|Torque||183 Nm||300 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2800 RPM||2700 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||4470 mm||4090 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1840 mm||1790 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1650 mm||1300 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2860 mm||2440 mm|