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2003 Hyundai XG 350 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Hyundai XG 350. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Hyundai XG 350 would be higher. At 3,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Hyundai XG 350 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2003 Hyundai XG 350. (194 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2003 Hyundai XG 350.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 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 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Hyundai XG 350, 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Hyundai XG 350. (298 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Hyundai XG 350. 2003 Hyundai XG 350 has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Hyundai XG 350 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2003 Hyundai XG 350 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Hyundai Mercedes-Benz
Model XG 350 SLK
Year Released 2003 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3497 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 194 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 70 L


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