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2006 Honda Pilot vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2006 Honda Pilot is newer by 1 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 3,471 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Honda Pilot is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Honda Pilot (244 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Honda Pilot 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 267 kg more than 2006 Honda Pilot.

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, 2006 Honda Pilot, 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, 2006 Honda Pilot (325 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Honda Pilot will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Honda Pilot 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Honda Mercedes-Benz
Model Pilot E
Year Released 2006 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3471 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 244 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 325 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1518 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1950 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1790 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 77 L 80 L


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