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2009 Hummer H3 vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2009 Hummer H3 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 251 more horse power than 2009 Hummer H3. (242 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2009 Hummer H3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hummer H3 weights approximately 59 kg more than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

Because 2009 Hummer H3 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 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 473 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Hummer H3. (328 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Hummer H3.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hummer H3 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Hummer Mercedes-Benz
Model H3 S
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3653 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 242 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 328 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 1800 RPM
Top Speed 155 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.7 seconds 4.8 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2194 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 2000 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 87 L 88 L


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