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2008 Hummer H3 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Hummer H3 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 5,328 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Hummer H3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Hummer H3 (300 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hummer H3 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 2008 Hummer H3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Hummer H3 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 Hummer H3 (434 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 119 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Hummer H3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hummer H3 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Hummer Mercedes-Benz
Model H3 E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5328 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 300 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 434 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.9:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4750 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 2180 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 87 L 80 L


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