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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2010 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2010 Subaru Legacy 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 135 more horse power than 2010 Subaru Legacy. (170 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2010 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 335 kg more than 2010 Subaru Legacy. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Subaru Legacy is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1968 Buick Riviera. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Subaru Legacy 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 415 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Subaru Legacy. (230 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Subaru Legacy.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2010 Subaru Legacy
Make Buick Subaru
Model Riviera Legacy
Year Released 1968 2010
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 305 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1565 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4735 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1821 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1506 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2751 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


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