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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Honda Accord 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 166 more horse power than 2008 Honda Accord. (139 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2008 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 444 kg more than 2008 Honda Accord. 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, 2008 Honda Accord, 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 305 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Honda Accord. (340 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2008 Honda Accord
Make Buick Honda
Model Riviera Accord
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 97.1 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1456 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


 

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