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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour

To start off, 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour is newer by 43 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 34 more horse power than 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour. (271 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 153 kg more than 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour, 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 301 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour. (344 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
Make Buick Honda
Model Riviera Accord Crosstour
Year Released 1968 2011
Body Type Coupe Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 271 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 344 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1747 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4999 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1897 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1669 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2797 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


 

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