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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1994 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 1994 Subaru Impreza is newer by 26 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 97 more horse power than 1994 Subaru Impreza. (208 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1994 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 615 kg more than 1994 Subaru Impreza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1994 Subaru Impreza is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1968 Buick Riviera. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Subaru Impreza will offer significantly more control. 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 375 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Subaru Impreza. (270 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Subaru Impreza. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1994 Subaru Impreza has manual transmission. 1994 Subaru Impreza 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.

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1968 Buick Riviera 1994 Subaru Impreza
Make Buick Subaru
Model Riviera Impreza
Year Released 1968 1994
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 305 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 92.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2530 mm


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