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2003 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Chevrolet SSR. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Chevrolet SSR would be higher. At 5,316 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Chevrolet SSR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Chevrolet SSR (296 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chevrolet SSR weights approximately 369 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2003 Chevrolet SSR (449 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Chevrolet SSR 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model SSR E
Year Released 2003 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5316 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 296 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 449 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2154 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1640 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2830 mm


 

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