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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1959 Jaguar MK IX

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Jaguar MK IX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Jaguar MK IX would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 1959 Jaguar MK IX. (220 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1959 Jaguar MK IX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 143 kg more than 1959 Jaguar MK IX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 319 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Jaguar MK IX. (326 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Jaguar MK IX. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1959 Jaguar MK IX has manual transmission. 1959 Jaguar MK IX will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1959 Jaguar MK IX
Make Buick Jaguar
Model Riviera MK IX
Year Released 1968 1959
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3781 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 220 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 326 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 106 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1757 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 77 L


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