Most cars and trucks, unless specified as four-wheel drive vehicles, only have two wheels that correspond with the engine and drive the car down the road, with the other two wheels are used for steering. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles put less strain on the front wheels of the car, according to Consumer Reports, with most rear-wheel-drive vehicles being pickups and truck-based SUVs. However, rear wheel drive is also used on sports cars and high-performance sedans as it contributes to good handling.
A well-known American muscle car, the Chevrolet Corvette is considered one of the best rear-wheel-drive vehicles according to I See Cars.com. This high performance sports car has both luxury and power, with the base models running under £32,500 and the high-end models running as much as £6,500.
The Toyota Tacoma, Toyota's mid-sized pickup truck, is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, allowing it to have better handling on city streets and the ability to drive off rod when necessary. For better off-road capabilities, the four-wheel drive model of the Tacoma may be necessary, though this will put a serious dent in the truck's fuel economy.
The BMW 3-Series models come in both four door sedans and two door coupes and have rear wheel drive to help give them the handling and control which BMW vehicles are known for. These automobiles have been named Car and Driver's "10 Best" for 18 years in a row, according to I See Cars.com, considering them one of the best rear-wheel-drive sports sedans built today.
Suzuki Grand Vitara
A subcompact sports utility vehicle with rear wheel drive that is meant to handle day-to-day driving in the city yet also has off-roading capabilities is the Suzuki Grand Vitara, according to AOL Autos. The rear wheel drive comes standard on these relatively inexpensive subcompact SUVs, though a 4-Mode, full-time four-wheel drive system can be installed.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
According to I See Cars.com, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the best, inexpensive rear wheel drive sports cars on the road today. Consumer Reports gives it a top recommendation, especially noting the handling due to its rear-wheel-drive capabilities, it's low price, and it's light body. All of these aspects add up to the Mazda MX-5 Miata being one of the best rear-wheel-drive cars for your money.