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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2010 Hyundai Veracruz

To start off, 2010 Hyundai Veracruz is newer by 42 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 45 more horse power than 2010 Hyundai Veracruz. (260 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2010 Hyundai Veracruz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Hyundai Veracruz weights approximately 35 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera.

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, 2010 Hyundai Veracruz, 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 297 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Hyundai Veracruz. (348 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Hyundai Veracruz.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2010 Hyundai Veracruz
Make Buick Hyundai
Model Riviera Veracruz
Year Released 1968 2010
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 348 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1935 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4841 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1946 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1806 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2804 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 78 L


 

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