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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2006 Volvo XC90

To start off, 2006 Volvo XC90 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 13 more horse power than 2006 Volvo XC90. (208 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2006 Volvo XC90. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo XC90 weights approximately 413 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 2006 Volvo XC90 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, 2006 Volvo XC90 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, 2006 Volvo XC90 (320 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo XC90 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2006 Volvo XC90
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model E XC90
Year Released 2005 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2524 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 205 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 9.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2198 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2870 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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