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1976 Buick Century vs. 2012 Volvo XC70

To start off, 2012 Volvo XC70 is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Buick Century would be higher. At 5,740 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Volvo XC70 (217 HP) has 42 more horse power than 1976 Buick Century. (175 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Volvo XC70 should accelerate faster than 1976 Buick Century.

Because 2012 Volvo XC70 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1976 Buick Century. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Volvo XC70 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.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Buick Century 2012 Volvo XC70
Make Buick Volvo
Model Century XC70
Year Released 1976 2012
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5740 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 175 HP 217 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors


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