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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

To start off, 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 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 54 more horse power than 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. (251 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Chrysler Pacifica weights approximately 168 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera.

Because 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 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 Chrysler Pacifica 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 306 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. (339 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Chrysler Pacifica.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Make Buick Chrysler
Model Riviera Pacifica
Year Released 1968 2005
Body Type Coupe Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3966 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 251 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 339 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 2068 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2960 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 87 L


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