THE AUTO CHANNEL:   TACH Home | Auto News | Reviews | Media | Forums | Classifieds


Fuel Economy | Crash Results | Recalls | Service Bulletins | Site Map

SUV    Sedan    Truck    Van    Convertible   Coupe    Wagon   Luxury    Hybrid      CUV
Compar-A-Graphs:    Rank-By-Specs    or  4-Car Comparison
Click to print
Compare Cars Side by Side on
Features and Specifications

Vehicle 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG Roadster 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider
100,000 Mile Extended Service Interval For Spark Plugs Yes No
10,000 RPM Tachometer No Yes
12-Volt Battery No Yes
2 Cupholders Total Yes No
3-Function HomeLink(R) Universal Garage Door Opener Yes No
3-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Seat, Exterior Mirrors, Interior Rearview Mirror, Steering Wheel, HVAC, and Radio Yes No
4.3-Liter, 90-Degree V8, 32-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Middle/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 490@8500, Torque Of 343@5250, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads No Yes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Yes Yes
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive No Yes
Active Body Control Adaptive Variable Suspension Yes No
Adaptive Automatic Transmission Yes No
Air Intakes No Yes
Alcantara Trim Located On Headliner and Sunvisors Yes No
Alloy Located On Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel No Yes
Alloy Wheels, 19-In. No Yes
Alloy Wheels, Front 18-In. X 8.5-In. and Rear 18-In. X 9.5-In. Yes No
Aluminum Trim Located On Center Floor Console and Doors Yes No
AM/FM Radio With 120-Watts and Speed Sensitive Volume; CD Player No Yes
AMG 5-Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission With SpeedShift Yes No
AMG Supercharged 5.4-Liter, 90-Degree V8, 24-Valve, SOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 493@6100, Torque Of 516@2750, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads Yes No
Audible Warnings Include Headlights-On and Key-In-Ignition Yes No
Audio Pre-Wiring No Yes
Automatic Climate Control No Yes
Automatic Climate Control With Sun Sensor Yes No
Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off and Dusk Sensor Yes No
Automatic Load-Leveling Yes No
Automatic Locking Retractors No Yes
Automatic Slip Control (ASR) All-Speed Traction Controlled Via ABS and Engine Management Yes No
Automatic Tilt Away Steering Column Yes No
BabySmart(TM) Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Seatbelt Engagement, Passenger Weight, or Installed Child Seat Yes No
Battery Yes No
Battery Saver Yes No
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights No Yes
Bose(R) AM/FM Radio With Speed Sensitive Volume, Cabin Surround(TM) Sound System With 8 Speakers Total; In-Dash CD Player and 6-Disc CD Changer Located In Rear Yes No
Brake Assist Electronic Brake Assistance Yes No
Cargo Net Yes Yes
Cargo Tie-Downs Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk No Yes
Cigarette Lighter Yes No
Cigarette Lighter With Ashtray No Yes
Coinholder Yes No
COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data) System Centralized Control Instrumentation For Phone, Audio, and Navigation Yes No
Compact Spare Tire Yes No
Concealed Safety Roll Bar Yes No
Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor Yes No
Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal Yes No
Cruise Control Yes No
Daytime Running Lights Yes No
Delayed Courtesy Lights Yes No
Delayed Power Retention Yes No
Digital Clock Yes Yes
Drive-By-Wire Control For Shifting, Suspension and Throttle No Yes
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver Knee Airbag Yes No
Dual Body Color Power Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
Dual Door Mounted Storage Yes No
Dual Power Adjustable Heated Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Memory, Driver Side Electrochromic and Passenger Side Automatic Tilt-Down Yes No
Dual Sunvisors No Yes
Dynamic Multi-Contour Front Dual Massage Seats Yes No
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror Yes No
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction and ABS Measures Steering Wheel Angle/Direction, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed, and Lateral Acceleration Yes No
Emergency Reduced Engine Power Cutoff No Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button No Yes
Equalizer Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge Yes No
First Aid Kit Yes No
Fixed Hoop Safety Rollbar No Yes
Flexible Service System Service Interval Indicator For Oil Level and Oil Quality Yes No
Front 3-Point Seatbelts No Yes
Front Air Dam Yes Yes
Front and Rear Body Colored Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Bumpers Yes No
Front and Rear Crumple Zones Yes Yes
Front and Rear Locking Storage Yes No
Front Automatic Locking Retractor Yes No
Front Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Front Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Front Dual 3-Point Seatbelts Yes No
Front Dual Dynamic Multi-Contour Heated Sport Bucket Seats With Massage, Adjustable Height, and 3-Position Power Memory Yes No
Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Yes No
Front Dual Manual Lumbar Support No Yes
Front Dual Power Headrests Yes No
Front Dual Power Lumbar Support Yes No
Front Dual Reading Lights Yes No
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Integral Headrests No Yes
Front Dual Sunvisors Yes No
Front Halogen and Rear Foglights Yes No
Front Locking Storage No Yes
Front Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Front Power 361-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 330-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes Yes No
Front Power Brembo(R) 360-mm X 34-mm Vented Disc and Rear Brembo(R) 350-mm X 34-mm Vented Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Power Outlet Integrated With Cigarette Lighter Yes Yes
Front Power Seatbelt Height Adjusters Yes No
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters Yes No
Front SBRP225/35ZR19 BSW and Rear SBRP285/35ZR19 BSW Tires No Yes
Front SBRP255/40ZR18 95Y and Rear SBRP285/35ZR18 97Y, High Performance Tires Yes No
Front Side Airbags With Head Protection Yes No
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Fully Automatic Power Trunk Lid Operated Via Multi-Function Remote Yes No
Glass Rear Window On Convertible Yes No
Glovebox No Yes
GPS and DVD Navigation Aid With 6.5-In. Display Screen Located In Dash Yes No
Halogen High Beam Headlights Yes No
Heated Headlight Washers Yes No
Heated Washer System Yes No
HVAC Rest Mode With 30 Minutes Activation Yes No
Illuminated Entry Yes No
Independent 4-Link Front Suspension With Coil Springs and AMG Ride Type Yes No
Independent 5-Arm Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and AMG Ride Type Yes No
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Inflatable Spare Tire Kit Yes No
Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension No Yes
Interior Pollen, Dust, and Active Charcoal Air Filter Yes No
Interior Pollen, Particle and Dust Air Filter No Yes
Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob Yes Yes
Latching Power Trunk Lid Yes No
Leather Interior Trim Located On Center Floor Console, Doors, Instrument Panel, Shift Knob, and Steering Wheel Yes No
Leather Located On Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel No Yes
Leather Seats Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes
Lockable and Illuminated Glovebox Yes No
Locking Fuel Filler Door Yes No
Lower Console Storage Located On Floor No Yes
Memory Steering Column Yes No
Metallic Paint (If Selected) Yes No
Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm and Anti-Theft No Yes
Night Security Illumination Programmable Perimeter Lighting Yes No
Oil Cooler Yes Yes
Oil Gauge No Yes
Oil Level Gauge Yes No
Panic Alarm Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Passenger Vanity Mirror No Yes
Power Decklid Locks/Unlocks Via Remote Keyless Yes No
Power Door Locks No Yes
Power Engine Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power Front Driver Seat Adjusts 12 Ways Total Yes No
Power Front Passenger Seat Adjusts 12 Ways Total Yes No
Power Hard Convertible Top Yes No
Power Soft Convertible Top No Yes
Power Telescopic Steering Column Yes No
Power Tilt Steering Column Yes No
Power Windows No Yes
Power Windows With Front Dual One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down Yes No
Prewiring For Telephone Yes No
Programmable Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote With Automatic Locking Yes No
Radio Antenna Yes Yes
Radio Data System No Yes
Rain Sensing Intermittent Windshield Wipers Yes No
Rear Air Dam Yes Yes
Rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential No Yes
Rear Spoiler Yes Yes
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear Window Defroster Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Yes Yes
Remote Trunk Release No Yes
Rollover Sensor Yes No
Selective Locking/Unlocking Yes No
Sensotronic Drive-By-Wire Control For Brakes Yes No
Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams Yes Yes
Side Skirts Yes No
Smartkey Programmable Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Exterior Lights, Illuminated Entry, Panic Alarm, Power Windows, Trunk, and Convertible Top Yes No
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Suspension No Yes
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Transmission, Audio, Phone, and Instrumentation Display Yes No
Subwoofer Yes No
Supercharger With Intercooler Yes No
Tachometer Yes No
Tele Aid Telematics Includes Automatic Collision Notification, Concierge Services, Emergency Response, Roadside Assistance, Security System Notification, Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Remote Unlocking, Reservations, Navigation, and Traffic Information; 12-Months Included At No Charge Yes No
Tele Aid Vehicle Location System Yes No
Tele Aid Vehicle Theft Tracking Yes No
Telephone Antenna Yes No
Telescopic Steering Column No Yes
Temperature Controlled Storage Cools Glovebox and Front Console Yes No
Temperature Controlled Storage Heats Glovebox and Front Console Yes No
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted Glass Yes Yes
Titanium Gray Grille Yes No
Tonneau Cover No Yes
Touch Shift Manually Interactive Transmission With SpeedShift Fingertip Manual Mode Yes No
Traction Control No Yes
Trip Computer With Average Fuel Consumption, Miles To Empty, Instantaneous Fuel Consumption, and Stop Watch Yes No
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Yes No
Trunk Light Yes No
Trunk Release Yes No
Underseat Storage Yes No
Valet Lockout Yes No
Variable Intensity Brake Lights Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Lockout Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm No Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm, Engine Immobilizer, and Anti-Lift Sensor Yes No
Vehicle Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Power Steering Yes No
Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction Measures Steering Wheel Angle/Direction, Yaw Rate and Wheel Speed No Yes
Warning Lights Include Door Ajar, Low Fuel, Oil Low, Low Coolant, and Low Washer Fluid Yes No
Warning Lights Include Electrical System, Low Fuel and Door Ajar No Yes
Wind Deflector For Convertibles Yes Yes
Windshield Wiper Activated Headlights Yes No
Windshield Wiper De-Icer Yes No
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Low Beam Headlights With Automatic Leveling Yes No

Fuel Economy | Crash Results

4 Car Comparison | Rank-by-Specs
THE AUTO CHANNEL: Auto Channel Home | Auto News | Car Reviews | Media Library | Forums | Classifieds