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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2009 Nissan Frontier

To start off, 2009 Nissan Frontier is newer by 4 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 3,954 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Frontier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Frontier (261 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Frontier should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 343 kg more than 2009 Nissan Frontier.

Because 2009 Nissan Frontier 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, 2009 Nissan Frontier 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, 2009 Nissan Frontier (381 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Frontier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2009 Nissan Frontier has manual transmission. 2009 Nissan Frontier 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 2009 Nissan Frontier
Make Mercedes-Benz Nissan
Model E Frontier
Year Released 2005 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 261 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 381 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 16.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1442 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5580 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3200 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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