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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2011 Toyota iQ

To start off, 2011 Toyota iQ 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 132 more horse power than 2011 Toyota iQ. (89 HP @ 3400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2011 Toyota iQ. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 925 kg more than 2011 Toyota iQ. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2011 Toyota iQ, 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 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Toyota iQ. (190 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Toyota iQ.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2011 Toyota iQ
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model E iQ
Year Released 2005 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1364 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 860 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3051 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2000 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 32 L


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