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2006 Honda Element vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Honda Element. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Honda Element would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 72 more horse power than 2006 Honda Element. (156 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2006 Honda Element.

Because 2006 Honda Element is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Honda Element 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 83 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Honda Element. (217 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Honda Element. 2006 Honda Element has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Honda Element will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Honda Element 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Honda Mercedes-Benz
Model Element SLK
Year Released 2006 2007
Body Type Crossover Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2360 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 156 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 217 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1790 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


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