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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1996 Mercury Cougar

To start off, 1996 Mercury Cougar is newer by 28 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 280 kg more than 1996 Mercury Cougar.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1996 Mercury Cougar
Make Buick Mercury
Model Riviera Cougar
Year Released 1968 1996
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3798 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1860 mm


 

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