List of All Front Wheel Drive Cars

by James Shomar

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 categorized by country of origin and by manufacturer.


Honda Accord

Acura: TL, TSX,

Honda: Accord, Crosstour, Civic, CRV, Fit, Element, FCX, Insight, Odyssey,

Suzuki: SX4

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


Kia Soul Concept car

Hyundai: Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Veracruz, Santa Fe

KIA: Sedona, Sportage, Amanti, Forte, Forte Koup, Optima, Rio, Rio5, Rondo, Soul


Volvo C30

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


Volkswagen GTI MKV

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.

About the Author

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.

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