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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1971 Maserati Mexico

To start off, 1971 Maserati Mexico 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 420 kg more than 1971 Maserati Mexico.

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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1971 Maserati Mexico has manual transmission. 1971 Maserati Mexico 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 Maserati Mexico
Make Buick Maserati
Model Riviera Mexico
Year Released 1968 1971
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4719 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2650 mm


 

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