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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Hyundai i20

To start off, 2008 Hyundai i20 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 206 more horse power than 2008 Hyundai i20. (99 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2008 Hyundai i20.

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 Hyundai i20, 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 425 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Hyundai i20. (220 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Hyundai i20. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2008 Hyundai i20 has manual transmission. 2008 Hyundai i20 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 2008 Hyundai i20
Make Buick Hyundai
Model Riviera i20
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1396 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 163 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2525 mm


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