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Is toyota innova a front wheel or a rear wheel drive and which one is better?

By Bedi on Mar 20, 2009


  • Expert Hi,
    Toyota Innova is Rear wheel drive .Rear wheel drive is good for comfortable steering and Balance of vehicle.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Mar 20, 2009

  • Around since the 1920's, front wheel drive didn't catch on with American consumers until the gas crisis in the 1970's. As Americans struggled against high fuel prices, automakers began to seek new ways to increase fuel efficiency. The best way of course was to reduce the size (and thus the weight) of most vehicles. As Detroit aimed to make cars smaller, they needed a more efficient layout that would yield more interior room in a smaller package.By placing the engine and transaxle in the front, there is no large transmission housing or driveshaft tunnel running through the passenger compartment. In addition, engines were positioned transversely to reduce the size of the engine bay. And there was another advantage as well. With 60% of its weight at the front, 40% at the back, fwd holds an advantage in slippery conditions such as ice or snow as more weight is over the drive wheels reducing slip during acceleration. But most of the advantages end there.As most of the weight in up front, a fwd car is not as well balanced therefore it doesn't handle quite as well. Also, as vehicles continue to become more powerful, front wheel drive becomes more of a liability. Torque steer (when the steering wheel pulls to one side during acceleration) is a serious issue with many front wheel drive cars that exceed 250hp. As such, we've seen a resurgence in the popularity of rear wheel drive in more powerful vehicles.Over the last few years we've seen more and more vehicles (re) introduce rear wheel drive. Why? Well, it simple. As cars become more powerful it is difficult to have one set of wheels doing the steering and the accelerating. By having the front wheels do the steering, and the rear wheels driving the car, you get a better-balanced vehicle. This eliminates torque steer and improves acceleration. Rear wheel drive offers better weight distribution (much closer to 50/50 than fwd), which in turn offers more predictable handling. Finally, with the advent of traction control and stability management systems, the front wheel drive advantage in slippery conditions has been significantly reduced
    Answer by Anil on Mar 21, 2009

  • Thanks Mr.Anil for your details.
    Answer by Ramakrishnan on Mar 21, 2009

  • Anil you are a hero man ....... keep up the good work .......
    Answer by Anand on Mar 21, 2009

  • Very useful jnformation. Thanks.
    Answer by Robin Pal Choudhury on Mar 21, 2009

  • mr Anil one of the ever best explantion
    Answer by Drvenkatesan on Apr 20, 2011

  • Dear Anil, thanks for such an important input.
    Answer by Jayant on Jul 19, 2012

  • can u tel me ,maruti cars are fwd or rwd?

    Answer by Pawan on Feb 3, 2013

  • wonderful ( brief article) answer about rear wheel drive, I always love to drive the rear wheel drive vehicle.
    Answer by Hasan on Jan 6, 2017

  • Thanks Mr. Hasan.
    Answer by C.k.nanda on Oct 30, 2017

  • Thanks Mr. Anil. For useful answer
    Answer by C.k.nanda on Oct 30, 2017

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