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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1998 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1998 Toyota Corolla is newer by 30 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 220 more horse power than 1998 Toyota Corolla. (85 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 740 kg more than 1998 Toyota Corolla. 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, 1998 Toyota Corolla, 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 525 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Toyota Corolla. (120 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1998 Toyota Corolla
Make Buick Toyota
Model Riviera Corolla
Year Released 1968 1998
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 73.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1160 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


 

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