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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2003 Nissan Terrano II

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Nissan Terrano II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Nissan Terrano II would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 2003 Nissan Terrano II. (116 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2003 Nissan Terrano II. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 159 kg more than 2003 Nissan Terrano II. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Nissan Terrano II is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Nissan Terrano II 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 E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 118 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Nissan Terrano II. (197 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Nissan Terrano II. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2003 Nissan Terrano II has manual transmission. 2003 Nissan Terrano II will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2003 Nissan Terrano II
Make Mercedes-Benz Nissan
Model E Terrano II
Year Released 2005 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2389 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1626 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2660 mm


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