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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1989 Renault Espace

To start off, 1989 Renault Espace is newer by 21 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 197 more horse power than 1989 Renault Espace. (108 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1989 Renault Espace. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 700 kg more than 1989 Renault Espace. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 482 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Renault Espace. (163 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Renault Espace.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1989 Renault Espace
Make Buick Renault
Model Riviera Espace
Year Released 1968 1989
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 93 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 68 L


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