Give you a great example... You know those enemies in KA or Cure that you have to kill to prevent them from killing the Kang or going through the portal? My MVAE can wipe the floor with them in mere seconds. No Cruiser can do that.
Are we talking normal or elite? Because on normal my Marauder can do that without breaking a sweat.
On elite... more seconds are required. But they still go down pretty quick.