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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 7 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 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche (310 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 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 524 kg more than 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche.

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, 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche (454 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
Make Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Model E Avalanche
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 5300 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5630 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3310 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 14.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 117 L


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