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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2002 Honda Saber

To start off, 2002 Honda Saber is newer by 34 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 104 more horse power than 2002 Honda Saber. (201 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Saber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 410 kg more than 2002 Honda Saber. 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, 2002 Honda Saber, 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 405 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Saber. (240 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Saber.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2002 Honda Saber
Make Buick Honda
Model Riviera Saber
Year Released 1968 2002
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2649 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 76 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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