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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1986 Acura Legend

To start off, 1986 Acura Legend is newer by 18 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 152 more horse power than 1986 Acura Legend. (153 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1986 Acura Legend. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 540 kg more than 1986 Acura Legend. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1986 Acura Legend, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1986 Acura Legend
Make Buick Acura
Model Riviera Legend
Year Released 1968 1986
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2493 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 153 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 61 L


 

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