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2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser 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 21 more horse power than 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. (200 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 221 kg more than 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. 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, 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser, 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) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. (271 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser has manual transmission. 2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser 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.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Chrysler Panel Cruiser 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model Panel Cruiser E
Year Released 2000 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2398 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 200 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 271 Nm 315 Nm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1564 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2830 mm


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