2009 Buick Lucerne vs. 1995 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2009 Buick Lucerne is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 3,880 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Buick Lucerne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Buick Lucerne (227 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1995 Buick Riviera. (202 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Buick Lucerne should accelerate faster than 1995 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Buick Riviera weights approximately 83 kg more than 2009 Buick Lucerne.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Buick Lucerne (321 Nm @ 2300 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Buick Riviera. (313 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Buick Lucerne will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Buick Riviera.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Buick Lucerne 1995 Buick Riviera
Make Buick Buick
Model Lucerne Riviera
Year Released 2009 1995
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3880 cc 3791 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 227 HP 202 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 321 Nm 313 Nm
Torque RPM 2300 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1617 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 5270 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1400 mm


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