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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1971 Cadillac DeVille

To start off, 1971 Cadillac DeVille is newer by 3 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 7,734 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Cadillac DeVille is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. (228 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Cadillac DeVille weights approximately 225 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1971 Cadillac DeVille
Make Buick Cadillac
Model Riviera DeVille
Year Released 1968 1971
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 7734 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 2125 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5750 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2030 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3310 mm


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