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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2005 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2005 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 37 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) has 105 more horse power than 2005 Buick LaCrosse. (200 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2005 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 312 kg more than 2005 Buick LaCrosse. 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, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 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) has 333 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Buick LaCrosse. (312 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2005 Buick LaCrosse
Make Buick Buick
Model Riviera LaCrosse
Year Released 1968 2005
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3786 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 200 HP
Torque 645 Nm 312 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1588 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5040 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 64 L


 

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