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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 146 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK weights approximately 15 kg more than 2002 Subaru Outback. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback will offer significantly more control. 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, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK (359 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Subaru Mercedes-Benz
Model Outback SLK
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Station Wagon Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 359 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1505 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4102 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1788 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1298 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2431 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 70 L


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