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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon

To start off, 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon is newer by 44 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) has 237 more horse power than 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon. (68 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon.

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, 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon, 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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon has manual transmission. 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon
Make Buick Chrysler
Model Riviera Ypsilon
Year Released 1968 2012
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 68 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2390 mm


 

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