Last post on Mar 02, 2010 at 9:36 AM
You are in the Honda Pilot
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, Subaru B9 Tribeca, Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#799 of 800 Driven almost everything listed; this thread is headed toward FAIL
Mar 02, 2010 (9:05 am)
… in various combinations of snow, dirt, racing. And in racing, you can translate a lot of learned information and physics to the more mundane driving world.
All the silly armchair analyses here miss a couple things:
a) it's not the car that wins these WRC examples, it's actually … drumroll … the driver/team.
b) it's the tires
c) and then it's the suspension, body-weight ratio, and finally, maybe of the least importance: AWD/4WD system.
You give me the above, say, caged, prepped Ford Fiesta with FWD, and you take a big, fat SUV with summer tires, dual-zone aircon, seat heaters, chrome bumper and blingy wheels on a dirt road, and I'm pretty sure I'd win. Heck, my preteen kids would handily beat you.
So we ended up with a Highlander because 90% of the time it's pavement, and the rest is dirt, mud and snow. We thought the Land Rover Discovery would be overkill.
#800 of 800 Re: Driven almost everything listed; this thread is headed toward FAIL [iomatic]
Mar 02, 2010 (9:36 am)
Well, the driver is the same (you), and all the tires here are probably M+S rated, so the difference on the road will end up being (c) above.