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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2013 Subaru Impreza 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 44 more horse power than 2013 Subaru Impreza. (261 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2013 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 445 kg more than 2013 Subaru Impreza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Subaru Impreza 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, 2013 Subaru Impreza 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 314 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Subaru Impreza. (331 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Subaru Impreza.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2013 Subaru Impreza
Make Buick Subaru
Model Riviera Impreza
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
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 261 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 331 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 99 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Automatic Single Speed
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1455 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4415 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1795 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1475 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2625 mm


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