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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2010 Jaguar XJ

To start off, 2010 Jaguar XJ 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, 2010 Jaguar XJ (400 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Jaguar XJ should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 166 kg more than 2010 Jaguar XJ.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Jaguar XJ. (560 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Jaguar XJ.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2010 Jaguar XJ
Make Buick Jaguar
Model Riviera XJ
Year Released 1968 2010
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4196 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 400 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 560 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1734 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5220 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3170 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 84 L


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