List of all front wheel drive cars
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The biggest advantage for Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles is that they are easier to handle than Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) cars in bad driving conditions.
Since the capability's introduction, most manufacturers have fitted at least one model with FWD and there are numerous other vehicles available from a huge list of companies all over the world. Below they are categorised by country of origin and by manufacturer.
- The biggest advantage for Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles is that they are easier to handle than Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) cars in bad driving conditions.
- Since the capability's introduction, most manufacturers have fitted at least one model with FWD and there are numerous other vehicles available from a huge list of companies all over the world.
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Acura: TL, TSX,
Honda: Accord, Crosstour, Civic, CRV, Fit, Element, FCX, Insight, Odyssey,
Toyota: Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Camery Solara, Prius, Venza, Avalon, Rav4, Highlander, Sienna
Mitsubishi: Lancer, Galant, Eclipse, Outlander
Lexus: RX350, ES350, HS250h,
Nissan: Versa, Cube, Sentra, Altima, Altima Coupe, Maxima, Quest, Rouge, Murano,
Mazda: 3, Speed3, 6, 5,Tribute, CX7, CX9
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Hyundai: Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Veracruz, Santa Fe
KIA: Sedona, Sportage, Amanti, Forte, Forte Koup, Optima, Rio, Rio5, Rondo, Soul
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Dodge: Avenger, Caliber, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro,
Chrysler: Town and Country, Sebring, Sebring convertible, PT Cruiser
Chevrolet: Aveo, Impala, Malibu, Cobalt, HHR, Equinox, Traverse
Pontiac: G6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible, G5, G3, Torrent, Vibe
Saturn: Astra, Aura, Vue,
Buick: Lacrosse, Lucerne, Enclave,
Saab: 9-3. 9-3 convertible, 9-3 sportcombi, 9-5, 9-5 sportcombi
Ford: Focus, Focus coupe, Fusion, Taurus, Edge, Flex, Escape, Escape hybrid,
Mercury: Milan, Mariner
Volvo: C30, C70, S40, S80, V50, V70,XC60, XC90,
Scion tC, xB, xD
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Volkswagen: Jetta, Passat, CC, GLI, Golf, Beetle, GTI, Jetta Sport Wagon, Passat Wagon, Routan, Tiguan, Jetta TDI, Golf TDI, Jetta Sport Wagon TDI, Eos, Beetle Convertible
Mini: Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper convertible, Cooper S convertible, Clubman, Clubman S, John Cooper Works hardtop, John Cooper Works Convertible, John Cooper Works Clubman
Audi: A3, A4,
Things to keep in mind
Not every manufacturer offers a Front Wheel Drive vehicle. This lists includes solely Front Wheel Drive, or as manufacturers often refer to it FWD, vehicles as well as cars which have a FWD option. The country of origin refers to the parent company which owns them.
James Shomar began writing professionally in 2008. His journalism experience includes automotive writer for "The Daily Orange Newspaper" and columnist for "Snarling Exhaust Magazine." He has been president/driver of SU Formula SAE Race Team, a Go-Kart racer, team-owner/driver for Rahmar Racing, test engineer for Sensis Corp. and in marketing/media development for Driver's Village Dealership. Shomar is a mechanical engineer at Syracuse University.