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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1983 Volvo 740

To start off, 1983 Volvo 740 is newer by 15 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 125 more horse power than 1983 Volvo 740. (180 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1983 Volvo 740. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 550 kg more than 1983 Volvo 740. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 385 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Volvo 740. (260 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Volvo 740. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1983 Volvo 740 has manual transmission. 1983 Volvo 740 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 1983 Volvo 740
Make Buick Volvo
Model Riviera 740
Year Released 1968 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2316 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 260 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 80 mm
Top Speed 193 km/hour 204 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 60 L


 

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