Articles about All Wheel Drive

A massive milestone for the brand
Subaru has just marked a massive milestone: The Japanese carmaker has officially produced 20 million all-wheel-drive vehicles.This achievement comes 49 years after Subaru launched the Leone 4WD Estate Van, the first-ever mass-produced AWD passenger car in Japan.
The best of both worlds
An all-wheel-drive (AWD) car is often associated with two things: A versatile drive and added safety. When manufacturers market an AWD vehicle, they're always usually highlighting these two qualities as the product's main selling points.What a salesperson
Our off-road editor weighs in
Licensed gun owners have a saying, "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."To me, that applies to any new-vehicle buyer who needs to traverse even a steel multi-level
It's not just about performance
If we had to guess, we'd say that about 80% of the cars you see on the road today are front-wheel drive. And there's nothing wrong with that. FWD is generally more fuel-efficient and less expensive than other
Diminutive but delightful
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. It's rare that you come across a vehicle the size of the Mazda CX-3 with all-wheel drive that doesn't bear
Say hello to the LP580-2
There are carmakers who believe that four wheels driving an automobile is safer than two. Audi, Subaru and Lamborghini are just some of the brands that adhere to this. Well, until now, that is.While Audi and Subaru still stick to their
Driving Subarus made us realize this
Off-roaders are somewhat of a special breed. If you're a regular car guy, you'll be hard-pressed to find a logical reason to own an all-wheel-drive vehicle, because really, just how versatile does your SUV need to
It's all the Scooby you need
There are two ways to give an otherwise ordinary sedan the pocket-rocket treatment. The first is to go à la carte, adding mods as one sees fit: engine, suspension, brakes and everything else that thousands of Honda Civic tuners have known for
To be sold in 2015
Jaguar has confirmed that the F-Type R will be offered with an all-wheel drivetrain. The confirmation was made following the announcement that the British carmaker has partnered with the Bloodhound SSC world land speed record program to pass "a significant
Along with new 19-inch alloy wheels
Volvo's rugged estates (or station wagons) have always had a special appeal. They're versatile crossovers that you can take on a classy night out, then bring out of town the next morning. Even light dirt trails are no problem for
Our tech guru has the answers to your car questions
I just recently acquired the refreshed 2013 Kia Sorento. I noticed that my SUV was marked as an AWD instead of 4x4. I have not asked Kia about this, thinking that AWD and 4x4 are the same. But I thought that there
All-wheel-drive all the way
Audi has produced its five-millionth vehicle to be equipped with its Quattro all-wheel drive system: a white 3.0-liter Audi A6 Allroad TDI produced at its Neckarslum plant in Germany."Quattro is one of the key pillars of our
With 40 facts about it
In 1972, the Leone became Subaru's first model to be equipped with its now-famous all-wheel-drive system. Though the system was first offered as an option for the Leone compact wagon, it was subsequently rolled out across the Japanese
Let's hope we get it here soon
For its 2013 models, Jaguar will introduce its all-wheel drive system to the XF and XJ model ranges. Apparently, Jaguar's renewed foray into all-wheel drive was brought on by Jaguar owner Ratan Tata when the British carmaker's dealers
More powerful yet more fuel-efficient
Porsche has finally brought into the global market the all-wheel-drive models of its 911 Carrera--the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S--in both coupe and convertible body styles, a year after the German carmaker debuted the all-new, seventh-generation
To prove it's the real thing
Ferrari's first foray into four-wheel-drive territory may not be widely accepted, which is probably why the Italian carmaker released the FF's introduction video on YouTube.The video was first viewed prior to the car's online launch and
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