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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2011 Ford Ranger

To start off, 2011 Ford Ranger is newer by 6 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 78 more horse power than 2011 Ford Ranger. (143 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2011 Ford Ranger.

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 106 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Ford Ranger. (209 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Ford Ranger. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2011 Ford Ranger has manual transmission. 2011 Ford Ranger 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 2011 Ford Ranger
Make Mercedes-Benz Ford
Model E Ranger
Year Released 2005 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2300 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 209 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5171 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1684 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3193 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 74 L


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