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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1996 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Toyota RAV4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Toyota RAV4 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 102 more horse power than 1996 Toyota RAV4. (126 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1996 Toyota RAV4.

Because 1996 Toyota RAV4 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, 1996 Toyota RAV4 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 128 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Toyota RAV4. (172 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Toyota RAV4.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1996 Toyota RAV4
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model SLK RAV4
Year Released 2007 1996
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 126 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2450 mm


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