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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Dodge Charger

To start off, 2008 Dodge Charger is newer by 40 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, 2008 Dodge Charger (341 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Dodge Charger weights approximately 443 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Dodge Charger 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, 2008 Dodge Charger 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 116 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Dodge Charger. (529 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Dodge Charger.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2008 Dodge Charger
Make Buick Dodge
Model Riviera Charger
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 5654 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 341 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 529 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
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 2343 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 72 L


 

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