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2009 GMC Canyon vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2009 GMC Canyon is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 307 more horse power than 2009 GMC Canyon. (186 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2009 GMC Canyon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 405 kg more than 2009 GMC Canyon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 GMC Canyon is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 GMC Canyon 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 543 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 GMC Canyon. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 GMC Canyon. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 2009 GMC Canyon has manual transmission. 2009 GMC Canyon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 GMC Canyon 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make GMC Mercedes-Benz
Model Canyon S
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 186 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1730 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 5270 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3210 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 88 L


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