This is the most impossibly perfect comparison of how different rally cars behave around a corner I have ever seen. And I do mean impossible.
All-wheel drive is an increasingly common feature on cars today, from grocery-fetching Subaru wagons to small crossovers. But it was rally racing that really convinced automakers that sending power to all four wheels gives cars a massive edge on ice, snow, dirt and more.
There’s only one catch: it’s in Italian.
Nobody expected the 2017 Honda Ridgeline to be a hardcore off-roader. It simply lacks the low gearing and solid axles typically suited to crushing rocks. But Honda’s new pickup still holds its own over rough terrain, and here’s how. Call it “better off-roading through science.”
The 2016 Mini Clubman stole our hearts last year, and this plucky little compact luxury wagon, ruthlessly engineered to feel fun without compromising its luxury and efficiency, will get even better when the Clubman All4 AWD variant goes on sale this April.
Ever since they started offering AWD on the Diablo, Lamborghini has offered an extra high-performance, rear-wheel drive version of their top all-wheel drive supercar. But they just backed down on a RWD Aventador, and the reason they gave is kind of hilarious.
Today Subaru is known for having all-wheel drive and... uh... well, they’re known for having all-wheel drive. That’s for sure. But where did this all start? Well, it all goes back to a power company, some old Toyotas, and a few borrowed parts from Nissan.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to a very special edition of Letters to Doug! It’s special in the sense that this week, unlike in prior weeks, I actually have a modicum of expertise in the topic being discussed. So let’s get started!
I would like to dedicate this question to the dude I saw around the corner from my apartment the other week, trying in vain to drive his Volvo XC70 out of a snowy parking space. He could not understand why only his front wheels were spinning.
With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving.
BMW announced that all-wheel-drive versions of their M cars will be available in the near future. What will most likely not be available with these all-weather performance machines, is a manual transmission. That is because BMW won't sell you what may be their best car in the lineup with 3-pedals and AWD.
It is not even technically winter yet, but states like Texas have experiencing record cold temps, and I would not want to live in Buffalo, NY. Now is the time to start shopping for a winter beater and last week I asked you to find the best AWD/4WD for under ten grand; here are the the top ten.
It's only November and this winter is already shaping up to be a rough one. If you are in the market for a new car, there aren't many choices for under twenty-grand. However the pre-owned market is plentiful, so what's the best vehicle under $10,000 to conquer the cold?
I'm in the market for a new (not used) car. Winter is approaching quickly and I would really like something with all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive. I would prefer something on the smaller side with decent gas mileage. I have a max budget of $20,000 (before taxes and fees).
Acura has so completely forgotten what it is (handsome, nimble, well-built low-priced luxury) that it is going to give being Subaru a shot. They may go all-AWD.
The 2015 Subaru Outback has shed the outgoing fifth generation's gentle curves of baby fat and exposed an imposing, chiseled face. The new model has a better engine and more space for your dogs, slack lines, commercial quantities of kale, and whatever else you hippies carry in your off-roady wagons.
Subaru's now famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is 40 years old. Contrary to what you might expect, the first couple of Subarus using it were not turbocharged racecars fighting against the mud and snow but rather affordable coupes and family cars in need of some extra grip. The Japanese company has been commited to…
If front-wheel drive is wrong-wheel drive, Volkswagen and its many offshoots may be the wrongest automaker in existence. Even Lamborghini wasn't safe from VW's quattro-biased hands. Jalopnik contributor and rear-wheel aficionado Kevin McCauley's sick of it, and ain't no diff's gonna make a difference in his mind. — Ed.