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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1980 Chevrolet Monza

To start off, 1980 Chevrolet Monza is newer by 12 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 640 kg more than 1980 Chevrolet Monza.

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 1980 Chevrolet Monza has manual transmission. 1980 Chevrolet Monza 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 1980 Chevrolet Monza
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model Riviera Monza
Year Released 1968 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2473 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1260 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2470 mm


 

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