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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS

To start off, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Hyundai Terracan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Hyundai Terracan would be higher. At 4,663 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS (402 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 241 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 427 kg more than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS (600 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 254 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Terracan.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Make Hyundai Mercedes-Benz
Model Terracan CLS
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 4663 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 402 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 600 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 168 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13 seconds 5.2 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4940 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1882 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1417 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2875 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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