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2008 GMC Acadia vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 GMC Acadia 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 GMC Acadia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 GMC Acadia (275 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 GMC Acadia should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2008 GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia (340 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2008 GMC Acadia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2008 GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 GMC Acadia 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make GMC Mercedes-Benz
Model Acadia SLK
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3600 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 275 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 340 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1990 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.7 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.1 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 70 L


 

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