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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Hyundai Trajet

To start off, 2007 Hyundai Trajet 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 193 more horse power than 2007 Hyundai Trajet. (112 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Hyundai Trajet. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 19 kg more than 2007 Hyundai Trajet. 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, 2007 Hyundai Trajet, 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 390 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Hyundai Trajet. (255 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Hyundai Trajet.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2007 Hyundai Trajet
Make Buick Hyundai
Model Riviera Trajet
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 112 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 255 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 170 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1881 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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