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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1979 Volvo 245

To start off, 1979 Volvo 245 is newer by 11 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 167 more horse power than 1979 Volvo 245. (138 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1979 Volvo 245.

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 427 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Volvo 245. (218 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1979 Volvo 245
Make Buick Volvo
Model Riviera 245
Year Released 1968 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2664 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2660 mm


 

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