Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 Toyota Camry

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 23 30 $15,277 $17,248
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 23 31 $14,568 $16,448
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE V6 Manual 20 28 $17,103 $19,308
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 23 30 $17,446 $19,928
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE V6 Automatic 20 28 $19,469 $22,238
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE Automatic 23 30 $19,152 $21,878
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE V6 Automatic 20 28 $21,088 $24,088
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$15,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$17,248
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 96.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 105.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .4 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 10.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 133 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 3.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Toyota Camry
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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