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2002 Mazda Laputa 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 Mazda Laputa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mazda Laputa 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 169 more horse power than 2002 Mazda Laputa. (52 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2002 Mazda Laputa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 1035 kg more than 2002 Mazda Laputa. 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 Mazda Laputa, 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 252 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mazda Laputa. (63 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mazda Laputa. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2002 Mazda Laputa has manual transmission. 2002 Mazda Laputa 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:

2002 Mazda Laputa 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mazda Mercedes-Benz
Model Laputa E
Year Released 2002 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 657 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 52 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 63 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 68 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 60.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 750 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3400 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 L 80 L


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