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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2004 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Honda Accord 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 34 more horse power than 2004 Honda Accord. (187 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2004 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 329 kg more than 2004 Honda Accord. 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, 2004 Honda Accord, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 92 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Honda Accord. (223 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2004 Honda Accord
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model E Accord
Year Released 2005 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2352 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 187 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 99 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 227 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 7.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1456 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 65 L


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