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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Toyota RunX

To start off, 2008 Toyota RunX 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 633 kg more than 2008 Toyota RunX.

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, 2008 Toyota RunX, 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 135 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Toyota RunX. (180 Nm @ 6800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Toyota RunX. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2008 Toyota RunX has manual transmission. 2008 Toyota RunX 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.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2008 Toyota RunX
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model E RunX
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 0 HP
Torque 315 Nm 180 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 6800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 82.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1152 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


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