2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2013 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Dodge Caliber. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Dodge Caliber would be higher. At 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Mercedes-Benz E (298 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 275 kg more than 2007 Dodge Caliber. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 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 2013 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 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, 2013 Mercedes-Benz E (370 Nm @ 5250 RPM) has 200 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2013 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2007 Dodge Caliber has manual transmission. 2007 Dodge Caliber will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2013 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Caliber E
Year Released 2007 2013
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1798 cc 3500 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 298 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 5250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 184 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.9 seconds 6.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1660 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4698 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 2015 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1397 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2760 mm


 

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