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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2005 Hyundai Elantra

To start off, 2005 Hyundai Elantra 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 166 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Elantra. (139 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Elantra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 705 kg more than 2005 Hyundai Elantra. 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 Hyundai Elantra, 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 461 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Hyundai Elantra. (184 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Hyundai Elantra.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Make Buick Hyundai
Model Riviera Elantra
Year Released 1968 2005
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 184 Nm
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 93 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1195 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 55 L


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