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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK would be higher. At 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche (320 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 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, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 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, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche (461 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 161 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 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. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Avalanche SLK
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Pickup Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5300 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 320 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 461 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1950 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 11.2 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 70 L


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