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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 3,196 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK (215 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 226 kg more than 2002 Subaru Outback. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK (311 Nm) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Mercedes-Benz Subaru
Model CLK Outback
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3196 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 311 Nm 224 Nm
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 79 mm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1716 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 64 L


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