Originally Posted by Saquist
It's some 10x more powerful than the Galaxy, highly manuverable well equiped and specificly designed to kill ships in record time. There is frankly no better combat vessel in Trek.
In fact I would put a Defiant class starship to win against just about any ship except a Voth Mother ship and a Borg Cube. It will go against Scimitar, The Dominion Ship-Killer, the Regents 4,000 meter Negh'var.
That's why it got trashed in 5 seconds flat by the Borg Cube, which itself lasted for about 5 seconds against the Enterprise! Remember the poor Enterprise seemed to get weaker as each film went on, she didn't have her quantum Torps against the Remen ship in X or the lepers in IX.