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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Volvo C30

To start off, 2013 Volvo C30 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 81 more horse power than 2013 Volvo C30. (224 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2013 Volvo C30. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 443 kg more than 2013 Volvo C30. 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 Volvo C30, 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 325 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Volvo C30. (320 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Volvo C30. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2013 Volvo C30 has manual transmission. 2013 Volvo C30 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 2013 Volvo C30
Make Buick Volvo
Model Riviera C30
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 224 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 93 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 240 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1457 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4266 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 2039 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1447 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2640 mm


 

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