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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2000 Suzuki Samurai

To start off, 2000 Suzuki Samurai is newer by 32 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 237 more horse power than 2000 Suzuki Samurai. (68 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2000 Suzuki Samurai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 964 kg more than 2000 Suzuki Samurai. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2000 Suzuki Samurai 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, 2000 Suzuki Samurai 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 542 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Suzuki Samurai. (103 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Suzuki Samurai. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2000 Suzuki Samurai has manual transmission. 2000 Suzuki Samurai 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 2000 Suzuki Samurai
Make Buick Suzuki
Model Riviera Samurai
Year Released 1968 2000
Body Type Coupe SUV
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 68 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 103 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 75.5 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 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 936 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3450 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1540 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2490 mm


 

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