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2005 Buick Rendezvous vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, both 2005 Buick Rendezvous and 2005 Mercedes-Benz E were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,556 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Buick Rendezvous is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Buick Rendezvous (245 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Buick Rendezvous should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Buick Rendezvous weights approximately 81 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.

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, 2005 Buick Rendezvous, 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, both vehicles can yield 315 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Buick Rendezvous 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Rendezvous E
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3556 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 245 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 94 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1866 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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