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1992 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Hyundai Sonata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Hyundai Sonata would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1992 Hyundai Sonata. (131 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1992 Hyundai Sonata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 550 kg more than 1992 Hyundai Sonata. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 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 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1992 Hyundai Sonata, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 148 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Hyundai Sonata. (167 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Hyundai Sonata. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1992 Hyundai Sonata has manual transmission. 1992 Hyundai Sonata will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1992 Hyundai Sonata 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Hyundai Mercedes-Benz
Model Sonata E
Year Released 1992 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 131 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 167 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 192 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.3 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2830 mm


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