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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Ford Ranger

To start off, 2007 Ford Ranger is newer by 39 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 99 more horse power than 2007 Ford Ranger. (206 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Ranger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 85 kg more than 2007 Ford Ranger. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Ford Ranger 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, 2007 Ford Ranger 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 322 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Ranger. (323 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Ranger.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2007 Ford Ranger
Make Buick Ford
Model Riviera Ranger
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4016 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 206 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 323 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 100.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 84.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1815 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5150 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 84 L


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