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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Ford Ikon

To start off, 2006 Ford Ikon 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 231 more horse power than 2006 Ford Ikon. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Ford Ikon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 185 kg more than 2006 Ford Ikon. 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, 2006 Ford Ikon, 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 @ 3200 RPM) has 535 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Ford Ikon. (110 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Ford Ikon. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2006 Ford Ikon has manual transmission. 2006 Ford Ikon 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 2006 Ford Ikon
Make Buick Ford
Model Riviera Ikon
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1296 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 75.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1715 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 48 L


 

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