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2005 Mazda Tribute vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mazda Tribute. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mazda Tribute would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2005 Mazda Tribute. (129 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2005 Mazda Tribute.

Because 2005 Mazda Tribute 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, 2005 Mazda Tribute 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 119 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mazda Tribute. (181 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mazda Tribute.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mazda Tribute 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Mazda Mercedes-Benz
Model Tribute SLK
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 129 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 70 L


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