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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1974 Steyr 126

To start off, 1974 Steyr 126 is newer by 6 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 281 more horse power than 1974 Steyr 126. (24 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1974 Steyr 126. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1315 kg more than 1974 Steyr 126. 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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1974 Steyr 126 has manual transmission. 1974 Steyr 126 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 1974 Steyr 126
Make Buick Steyr
Model Riviera 126
Year Released 1968 1974
Engine Size 7050 cc 641 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 24 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 585 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3060 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1380 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 1850 mm


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