FWD versus AWD system – What’s the difference?

FWD versus AWD system – What’s the difference? Regardless of the type of car that interests you, it’s highly probably that you will come face to face with the terms front-wheel drive (FWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD). It’s possible that you will also hear the terms rear-wheel drive (RWD) or 4×4. These terminologies refer to the wheels of a vehicle ...

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2014 Nissan Rogue Review – One more option

Consumers looking for a compact sport utility vehicle are not exactly lacking in choice. This year, Nissan added to the range of models available with their new 2014 Nissan Rogue, an SUV that by all means must be successful – that is – if you’re the Japanese manufacturer. Why is the new Rogue’s popularity so important for Nissan? After all, ...

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The safest hybrid vehicles

Although several organizations evaluate the safety of new vehicles on a yearly basis, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is considered to be a leader in this field.   For the purpose of this article, we reviewed the assessments conducted by the IIHS on hybrid models, included the ones offering a hybrid version, to determine which of them are ...

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Honda’s technology to improve fuel economy

Fuel consumption is a major factor that dictates the consumer choice when purchasing a new car. Manufacturers know this, and this is why in recent years we have seen the arrival of various technologies meant to improve the fuel economy of new vehicles. Honda is among those manufacturers. They offer several technologies that are able to reduce fuel consumption on ...

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2014 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage – Battle of the microcars

Vehicles like the Mitsubishi Mirage or the Chevrolet Spark can really experience success in North America, especially when compared to Europe. For example, Quebecers are fond of small cars and for several reasons, but fuel economy and the simplicity of driving these vehicles in an urban environment are without a doubt among the factors behind the success of this segment. ...

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