Traction is of paramount importance when driving on wet and icy roads. The ability of the car to keep its treads on the asphalt can mean the difference between an uneventful drive and a highway mishap. In fact, in the latest U.S. Avoider Study that surveyed around 29,000 vehicle owners, performance topped the list of requirements for the luxury market.
So Xcar Films put together a simple trial for the three types of wheel drives: the all-wheel drive (represented by the Subaru Impreza), front-wheel drive (represented by the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy), and rear-wheel drive (represented by the BMW 120d). The trial consisted of three tests: wet roads, icy roads, and high-speed bend on wet roads.