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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

To start off, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 134 more horse power than 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. (171 HP @ 3300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 210 kg more than 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 414 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. (231 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara has manual transmission. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make Buick Suzuki
Model Riviera Grand Vitara
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2736 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3300 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 88.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 66 L


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