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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2004 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2008 Ford Explorer. (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Ford Explorer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 403 kg more than 2004 Mercedes-Benz E.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Ford Explorer (344 Nm) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Mercedes-Benz E. (301 Nm). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Explorer 2004 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Explorer E
Year Released 2008 2004
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 3196 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 301 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1674 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 11.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 16.8 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 78 L


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