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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2001 Isuzu Axiom

To start off, 2001 Isuzu Axiom is newer by 33 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 93 more horse power than 2001 Isuzu Axiom. (212 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2001 Isuzu Axiom.

Because 2001 Isuzu Axiom 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, 2001 Isuzu Axiom 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 333 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Isuzu Axiom. (312 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Isuzu Axiom.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2001 Isuzu Axiom
Make Buick Isuzu
Model Riviera Axiom
Year Released 1968 2001
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3494 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 312 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2710 mm


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