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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1982 Buick Century

To start off, 1982 Buick Century is newer by 14 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 195 more horse power than 1982 Buick Century. (110 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1982 Buick Century.

Because 1968 Buick Riviera is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1982 Buick Century, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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) has 448 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Buick Century. (197 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Buick Century.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1982 Buick Century
Make Buick Buick
Model Riviera Century
Year Released 1968 1982
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 110 HP
Torque 645 Nm 197 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4849 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1374 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2664 mm


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