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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Dodge JOURNEY

To start off, 2013 Dodge JOURNEY is newer by 45 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 134 more horse power than 2013 Dodge JOURNEY. (171 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2013 Dodge JOURNEY. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 165 kg more than 2013 Dodge JOURNEY. 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, 2013 Dodge JOURNEY, 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 420 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Dodge JOURNEY. (225 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Dodge JOURNEY.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2013 Dodge JOURNEY
Make Buick Dodge
Model Riviera JOURNEY
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 97 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 4-speed automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4888 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2127 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1693 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 78 L


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