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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2004 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2004 Ford Expedition is newer by 36 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 45 more horse power than 2004 Ford Expedition. (260 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2004 Ford Expedition. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford Expedition weights approximately 672 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera.

Because 2004 Ford Expedition 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, 2004 Ford Expedition 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) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Ford Expedition. (475 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Ford Expedition.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2004 Ford Expedition
Make Buick Ford
Model Riviera Expedition
Year Released 1968 2004
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 5407 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 475 Nm
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 106 mm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 9 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 2572 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1980 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 106 L


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