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2002 Dodge Stratus vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Dodge Stratus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Dodge Stratus 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 76 more horse power than 2002 Dodge Stratus. (145 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2002 Dodge Stratus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 405 kg more than 2002 Dodge Stratus. 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, 2002 Dodge Stratus, 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 101 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Dodge Stratus. (214 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Dodge Stratus.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Dodge Stratus 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Stratus E
Year Released 2002 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2429 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 145 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 214 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.1 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 80 L


 

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