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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Jaguar X-Type

To start off, 2008 Jaguar X-Type 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 112 more horse power than 2008 Jaguar X-Type. (193 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2008 Jaguar X-Type. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 290 kg more than 2008 Jaguar X-Type. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Jaguar X-Type 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 Jaguar X-Type 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 404 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Jaguar X-Type. (241 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Jaguar X-Type.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2008 Jaguar X-Type
Make Buick Jaguar
Model Riviera X-Type
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2495 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 193 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 241 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 217 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1610 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 62 L


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