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How It Works: Differentials

Differentials allow your vehicle to easily turn a corner; and depending on what you drive, they may also improve handling, or support your all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Find out more in my "How It Works" story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive


Junkyard Find: 1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS-X

As we’ve seen in this series, Coloradans bought plenty of all-wheel-drive-equipped AMC Eagles, VW Quantum Syncros, Audi Quattros, and Toyota All-Tracs during the 1980s. The suits at Mitsubishi Motors saw all those AWD-enhanced car sales in snowy American regions and decided to sell some rally-influenced Galants on our shores. A few decades later, this rare-but-not-valuable […] The post Junkyard Find: 1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS-X appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Awd, Mitsubishi, 1990s, 1990, Mitsubishi Motors, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, All Wheel Drive, Mitsubishi Galant, 1990 Mitsubishi Galant, Galant, Galant GSX


Push and Pull: 2021 Lexus ES Gains All-wheel Drive

As expected, the traditionally front-drive Lexus ES will enliven its rear axle for the 2021 model year. Like its sister sedan, the Toyota Avalon, the ES range will see the addition of an all-wheel drive model motivated by the automaker’s stalwart 2.5-liter four-cylinder. A powerhouse it is not, but come winter, the ES 250 AWD […] The post Push and Pull: 2021 Lexus ES Gains All-wheel Drive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Awd, New Cars, Special Editions, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Es, Product Planning, Lexus ES, Lexus ES 250


Toyota Lends a Little Attention to Its Car Lineup

Despite deep-sixing its Yaris hatch and sedan for the coming model year, Toyota hasn’t lost interest in all of its passenger car models (not that the Yaris was really as Toyota, but that’s beside the point). There’s been a fair bit of action on that front in recent years, and the automaker shows no signs […] The post Toyota Lends a Little Attention to Its Car Lineup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, Hybrid, Corolla, Toyota Camry, TOYOTA AVALON, Toyota Corolla, Avalon, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Sport Package, Camry


Gaining Traction: Americans Shun Two-wheel Drive In Record Numbers

Once upon a time, it was expected to find the driven wheels of a car aft of the rear seat. In this writer’s recollection, the coming of winter would see the addition of a few bags of concrete mix or sidewalk salt added to the trunk for extra traction. Most pickups, usually of the wholesome […] The post Gaining Traction: Americans Shun Two-wheel Drive In Record Numbers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Stats, Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Awd, 4wd, SUVs, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Buying habits


Pricing, Fuel Economy Revealed for Toyota Camry AWD

An all-wheel-drive vehicle will reappear early this spring after a decades-long absence, tempting those who demand a sure-footed sedan with untold amounts of badge and nameplate loyalty. While the Toyota Camry AWD might arrive too late to tackle our current winter, the future is a blank slate, ready to be filled with instances of snow-flinging […] The post Pricing, Fuel Economy Revealed for Toyota Camry AWD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Toyota Camry, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Camry, Toyota Camry AWD


Language Rights: Nissan Readies ‘e-4ORCE’ for Showrooms

Within a couple of years, Nissan hopes to put the company’s current dark clouds behind it and get on with the business of selling cars and making money. One vehicle expected to help the automaker in this supposedly EV-hungry decade is a production version of last year’s Ariya — a concept crossover powered solely by […] The post Language Rights: Nissan Readies ‘e-4ORCE’ for Showrooms appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concepts, Nissan, EVs, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Ariya, Nissan Ariya, E-4orce


Electric AWD on the Way For Chrysler Minivans, Report Says

Earlier this year, when rumors of a forthcoming all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica arose, the minivan segment seemed ready to birth a rival to Toyota’s AWD Sienna. Instead, Chrysler ended up debuting a stripped-down version of the FWD Pacifica called the Voyager. AWD isn’t off the table, it seems, but the traditional form of all-wheel traction […] The post Electric AWD on the Way For Chrysler Minivans, Report Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Awd, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Minivans, All Wheel Drive, Electric AWD


Ace of Base: 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan

There was a time when no one out-weirded Subaru. Gonzo digital gauges, windows within windows, and a general Birkenstock image cemented them as the choice of the grains-n-granola crowd. These days, the cars still march to a different beat but appeal to a much wider audience. The company’s winning sales streak stands as proof. For […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Awd, Subaru, Subaru Impreza, News Blog, Impreza, All Wheel Drive, Ace of Base, Base Car


Minivan (Sales) Magic to Commence Soon?

There was a flurry of speculation earlier this year about a traditional people hauler, with whispering voices claiming that, in a bid to boost demand, Fiat Chrysler was prepared to offer an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan. Minivan sales aren’t doing too hot, as you know. Crossovers and the like… While the automaker’s […] The post Minivan (Sales) Magic to Commence Soon? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Fca, Autos, Awd, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Minivans, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning


Don’t Drop Your Coffee: Toyota Unveils All-Wheel Drive Camry, Avalon

Depending on where you live, the newest variants of the Toyota Camry and its big brother, the Avalon, may arrive too late to help you conquer any wintry weather. This winter, anyway. Slated to arrive in North American markets starting early next spring, the two sedans boast something unfamiliar to owners of these long-running models: […] The post Don’t Drop Your Coffee: Toyota Unveils All-Wheel Drive Camry, Avalon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, Toyota Camry, TOYOTA AVALON, Avalon, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Camry


Nissan unveils its next-gen technology, including a virtual reality passenger

Nissan rolled out some new tech for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, headlined by a dual-motor electric all-wheel drive system. Nissan is also continuing work on so-called "invisible-to-visible" tech.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tokyo, Nissan, Electric Cars, All-wheel Drive, 2019 Tokyo Motor Show


2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate AWD Review

The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson may be one of the more affordable compact SUVs on the market, but there are more safety features than before as standard, as well as a hint of luxury. The post 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate AWD Review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Hyundai, Compact, Tucson, Hyundai Tucson, All-wheel Drive, Hyundai Tucson Ultimate AWD Review, Hyundai Tucson Ultimate


Ace of Base: 2019 Golf Alltrack S 1.8T

This variant of the Golf family inhabits a grey area in which it’s not quite a crossover but is also not quite a station wagon. VW will still happily sell you one of those, sans this model’s taller suspenders and black over-the-wheel trim. The Alltrack is kinda like a SportWagen that’s clomping around in dad’s […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Golf Alltrack S 1.8T appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Manual, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, 2019, Alltrack, Ace of Base, Base Model


AMG=AWD? Sub-brand’s Boss Says Rear-drive Hate Is Fueling the Switch

Mercedes-AMG, the German luxury marque’s performance sub-brand, might eliminate all rear-drive vehicles from its lineup, AMG CEO Tobias Moers suggested during a recent interview. The company’s boss claims buyers, who already favored putting their AMG’s additional power to all four wheels, are increasingly leaving rear-drive driving behind. The customer, of course, is always right, and […] The post AMG=AWD? Sub-brand’s Boss Says Rear-drive Hate Is Fueling the Switch appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Autos, Awd, Daimler, Amg, Mercedes-AMG, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Tobias Moers, Future Models


How It Works: Variable all-wheel drive

By the sound of it, you'd think all-wheel drive is...well, all wheels driving, but that isn't always the case. Most vehicles use variable AWD, which determines how much power to send to the wheels depending on driving conditions. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh


Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding

It seems the idea of a sport-utility sedan just doesn’t resonate, despite automakers’ best efforts. Oh well, at least there’s still the prospect of greater traction and somewhat improved fuel economy coming to Mazda’s slinky 6 sedan. During this week’s New York reveal of the much-delayed CX-5 diesel, the automaker mentioned that the 2.2-liter oil […] The post Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Awd, Engines, Diesel, Mazda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Mazda 6


Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […] The post Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Awd, Kia, Stinger, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Kia Stinger, Kia Stinger GTS


2020 Toyota Highlander Appears At New York Auto Show

  While you were sleeping, Toyota rolled out the fourth generation of its three-row Highlander crossover. It is an all-wheel drive box powered by a V6 engine, packed with gadgets, and offering an optional hybrid powertrain. Given the tastes of car buyers in this segment, none of these things are surprising. What is surprising is […] The post 2020 Toyota Highlander Appears At New York Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, Hybrid, New York Auto Show, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Toyota Highlander, Highlander, 2020 Toyota Highlander


More ‘Crossover’ Than Many Crossovers, Subaru’s 2020 Outback Heads for New York

It is arguable that the original Subaru Outback was one of the vehicles that blazed trails for the whole “rugged wagon” movement that eventually morphed into the crossovers we see flooding driveways across America. Those of you with long memories will recall that “Outback” was originally a trim on Legacy wagons, before making the jump […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, America, New, Autos, Subaru, New York Auto Show, Outback, Subaru Outback, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, 2020 Subaru Outback, Outback Heads


2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review

With good looks and an athletic chassis, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the better looking and handling crossovers. Mazda’s baby CUV struggles as a daily driver, lacking the interior space, usability, and comfortable ride of its competitors. The post 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Crossover, Mazda, All-wheel Drive, CX-3


Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica

More voices are piping up, alerting minivan-loving North Americans to a future offering from Fiat Chrysler. With the segment shrinking in the face of overwhelming competition from spacious, pleasant-riding crossovers, the possibility of an all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica is big news, and one Canadian union official claims it’s on the way. In the minivan market, […] The post Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Windsor Assembly, Chrysler Pacifica AWD


Test Drive: 2019 Genesis G70 in Aspen

Plenty of control and some side-sliding fun in the new sedan It’s early morning and we’re slicing through the Rocky Mountains in a 2019 Genesis G70, rolling toward the track at 10,000 feet elevation. Fittingly for this time of year, conditions on the snowy test track will be much like spring skiing; the icy hard-pack snow softening under the sun as the day goes. But at …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Snow, Automotive, Awd, Aspen, Rocky Mountains, Genesis, All Wheel Drive, Test Drives, Genesis G70


2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Review – Quirks & Quarks

Subaru landed on these shores with a raft of cars and totally-not-trucks (thanks, Chicken Tax) that were certainly capable when shown a rough road but were, in a word, quirky. Since then, the Pleiades brand has filtered out some of its weirdness in an attempt to capture more customers but – as we will learn […] The post 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Review – Quirks & Quarks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Winter, Autos, Awd, Car Reviews, Subaru, Ascent, Pleiades, All Wheel Drive, Subaru Ascent, 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited, X-Mode, Subaru Ascent Limited Review


Worried about commuting in winter weather? Nissan has the answer

The Nissan Altima midsize sedan is now available with all-wheel drive. To advertise that fact, Nissan's Canadian division slapped some tank-like tracks on an Altima to create a one-off show car. The post Worried about commuting in winter weather? Nissan has the answer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Nissan Altima, Sedans, All-wheel Drive


Ace of Base: 2019 BMW 330i xDrive Sports Wagon

Despite what some other websites will tell you, it is indeed possible to waltz into a BMW dealership and drive away with a new 3-Series wagon for the 2019 model year … so long as you don’t mind it being the outgoing bodystyle. Hey, last year’s fashions are sometimes the best deal, right? All hands […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 BMW 330i xDrive Sports Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Wagon, News Blog, Xdrive, All Wheel Drive, 3 Series, Ace of Base, BMW 3 Series Wagon, Longroof


2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo First Drive – Alternative to Italy

If a gearhead is asked for car shopping advice, there’s a pretty good chance one of their recommendations will be a Mazda. The little Hiroshima Highway Hawks generally land on the sporty side of the segments in which they compete, whether one is talking about compact cars or SUVs. For ages, the CX-5 has been […] The post 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo First Drive – Alternative to Italy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Snow, SUV, Turbo, Italy, Autos, Car Reviews, Crossover, Mazda, All Wheel Drive, Mazda Cx-5, CX-5, Hiroshima Highway Hawks


An AWD Hybrid Corolla Could Happen, but What Becomes of Toyota’s C-HR?

Jack Hollis, Toyota North America’s general manager, was quite forthcoming during a roundtable discussion at the L.A. Auto Show. After unveiling the brand’s upcoming all-wheel drive Toyota Prius and hybrid Corolla sedan, he speculated on what else might be coming down the product pipe. We already know that Toyota wants to TRD-ify as many models […] The post An AWD Hybrid Corolla Could Happen, but What Becomes of Toyota’s C-HR? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Awd, Hybrid, Toyota Corolla, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Toyota C-HR, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Jack Hollis Toyota North America


Toyota Prepares Product Offensive; TRD and AWD Are the Acronyms You Need to Know

The Camry and Avalon TRD sedans that appeared this month won’t be the last new Toyota variants worked over by the automaker’s racing arm. Toyota has a product offensive on the way and, while the effort will mainly be to update existing models, many of those vehicles stand to gain new sporting iterations — and […] The post Toyota Prepares Product Offensive; TRD and AWD Are the Acronyms You Need to Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Toyota, Awd, News Blog, Future Vehicles, All Wheel Drive, Trd, Product Planning


All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive explained

Winter's here and, like clockwork, everyone's started driving like idiots. If you recently bought a vehicle with part-time four wheel drive, four wheel drive, all wheel drive or anything else in between, this might be a good time to brush up on what your ride's good for and what you should avoid. Look no further than this video. Unless you really want to. If so, you'd do well to spend some time reading this story by Jalopnik.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cars, Driving, Winter Weather, Trucks, Winter Driving, All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive