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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2008 Subaru Forester is newer by 3 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 98 more horse power than 2008 Subaru Forester. (123 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Subaru Forester. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 350 kg more than 2008 Subaru Forester. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Subaru Forester 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, 2008 Subaru Forester 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 131 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Subaru Forester. (184 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Subaru Forester.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2008 Subaru Forester
Make Mercedes-Benz Subaru
Model E Forester
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 184 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1435 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 8.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


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