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2003 Lexus GX 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 Lexus GX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Lexus GX would be higher. At 4,664 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Lexus GX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Lexus GX (232 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Lexus GX should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2003 Lexus GX is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Lexus GX 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, 2003 Lexus GX (434 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2003 Lexus GX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Lexus GX 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Lexus Mercedes-Benz
Model GX SLK
Year Released 2003 2007
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4664 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2440 mm


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