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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2005 Chevrolet S-10

To start off, 2005 Chevrolet S-10 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 @ 5000 RPM) has 187 more horse power than 2005 Chevrolet S-10. (118 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2005 Chevrolet S-10. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 430 kg more than 2005 Chevrolet S-10. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Chevrolet S-10 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, 2005 Chevrolet S-10 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 455 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Chevrolet S-10. (190 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Chevrolet S-10. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2005 Chevrolet S-10 has manual transmission. 2005 Chevrolet S-10 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 2005 Chevrolet S-10
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model Riviera S-10
Year Released 1968 2005
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2196 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3130 mm


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