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2007 Ford Edge vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, both 2007 Ford Edge and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK were released in the same year (2007). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,496 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Ford Edge is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Edge (265 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Edge should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 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 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Edge, 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, 2007 Ford Edge (339 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 39 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Edge will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2007 Ford Edge 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. 2007 Ford Edge will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Edge 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Edge SLK
Year Released 2007 2007
Body Type Crossover Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3496 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 265 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.2 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 70 L


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