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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2007 Skoda Octavia 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 201 more horse power than 2007 Skoda Octavia. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 535 kg more than 2007 Skoda Octavia. 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 Skoda Octavia, 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 395 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Skoda Octavia. (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Skoda Octavia. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2007 Skoda Octavia has manual transmission. 2007 Skoda Octavia 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 2007 Skoda Octavia
Make Buick Skoda
Model Riviera Octavia
Year Released 1968 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1894 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 95.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 191 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1365 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 55 L


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