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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

To start off, 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is newer by 27 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 95 more horse power than 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. (210 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 340 kg more than 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 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, 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 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 @ 3200 RPM) has 353 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. (292 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model Riviera Monte Carlo
Year Released 1968 1995
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3350 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 292 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 62 L


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