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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Ford Crown Victoria

To start off, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria is newer by 38 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 81 more horse power than 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. (224 HP @ 4750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Crown Victoria weights approximately 956 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 286 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. (359 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Ford Crown Victoria.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2006 Ford Crown Victoria
Make Buick Ford
Model Riviera Crown Victoria
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4605 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 224 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4750 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 359 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 90.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 2856 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5390 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1970 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 72 L


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