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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2006 Saturn ION

To start off, 2006 Saturn ION is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 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 81 more horse power than 2006 Saturn ION. (140 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2006 Saturn ION. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Saturn ION weights approximately 161 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2006 Saturn ION, 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 118 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Saturn ION. (197 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Saturn ION.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2006 Saturn ION
Make Mercedes-Benz Saturn
Model E ION
Year Released 2005 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2196 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 94 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
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 1946 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 49 L


 

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