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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Nissan ALTIMA

To start off, 2013 Nissan ALTIMA 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 125 more horse power than 2013 Nissan ALTIMA. (180 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2013 Nissan ALTIMA. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 487 kg more than 2013 Nissan ALTIMA. 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 Nissan ALTIMA, 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 401 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Nissan ALTIMA. (244 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Nissan ALTIMA.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2013 Nissan ALTIMA
Make Buick Nissan
Model Riviera ALTIMA
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 100 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1413 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4864 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1829 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1471 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2776 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 68 L


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