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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1999 Renault Scenic

To start off, 1999 Renault Scenic is newer by 31 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 212 more horse power than 1999 Renault Scenic. (93 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1999 Renault Scenic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 590 kg more than 1999 Renault Scenic. 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, 1999 Renault Scenic, 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 518 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Renault Scenic. (127 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Renault Scenic. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1999 Renault Scenic has manual transmission. 1999 Renault Scenic 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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1999 Renault Scenic
Make Buick Renault
Model Riviera Scenic
Year Released 1968 1999
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1389 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 93 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 127 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 75.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 77 mm
Top Speed 193 km/hour 173 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1310 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4180 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 60 L


 

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