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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2008 Toyota Tacoma 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 62 more horse power than 2008 Toyota Tacoma. (159 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Toyota Tacoma. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 455 kg more than 2008 Toyota Tacoma. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 71 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Toyota Tacoma. (244 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Toyota Tacoma.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2008 Toyota Tacoma
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model E Tacoma
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2694 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1330 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3240 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 79 L


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