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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1970 Ford Maverick

To start off, 1970 Ford Maverick is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera 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 208 more horse power than 1970 Ford Maverick. (97 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1970 Ford Maverick. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 595 kg more than 1970 Ford Maverick. 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 397 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Ford Maverick. (248 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Ford Maverick.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1970 Ford Maverick
Make Buick Ford
Model Riviera Maverick
Year Released 1968 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4096 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 248 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 93.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 99.3 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1305 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2800 mm


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