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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1971 Fiat 124

To start off, 1971 Fiat 124 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 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP) has 246 more horse power than 1971 Fiat 124. (59 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1971 Fiat 124. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 970 kg more than 1971 Fiat 124. 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 558 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Fiat 124. (87 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Fiat 124. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1971 Fiat 124 has manual transmission. 1971 Fiat 124 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 1971 Fiat 124
Make Buick Fiat
Model Riviera 124
Year Released 1968 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1197 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 59 HP
Torque 645 Nm 87 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 71.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
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 930 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 38 L


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