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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Volkswagen Caddy

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Caddy 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 197 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Caddy. (108 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Caddy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 214 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Caddy. 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 Volkswagen Caddy, 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 485 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Caddy. (160 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Caddy. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Caddy has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Caddy 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 Volkswagen Caddy
Make Buick Volkswagen
Model Riviera Caddy
Year Released 1968 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 92.8 mm
Top Speed 193 km/hour 169 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1686 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1840 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2690 mm


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