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AWD and 4WD simplified

Drive wheels are wheels that are governed by the drivetrain, and with all-wheel drive all of the tires are spun by the drive train. A four-wheel drive vehicle typically has the option of turning the four-wheel drive on or off so that either all four tires are being powered or only two. So, one can quickly see that depending on the needs of a vehicle by the driver they have many options in each category to explore.

For those people that are looking for an all-wheel-drive, they can either pick a crossover, a small sport-utility vehicle, or a passenger card…
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From Form Mods To Function-Specific Accessories There are Many Ways to Customize Your Subaru

Car customization gets a bad rap. The term often conjures up images of oversized spoilers, hood scoops, and fender flares. But car customization is just a term that means making your car reflect your unique individuality. From the Subaru Crosstrek Sport Package to the interior LED upgrade, there are plenty of ways to create a Crosstrek that's tailior-made for you, even with genuine Subaru accessories and OEM upgrades.


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Autotrader Deems 2017 Subaru Impreza a 'Must Test Drive' Machine

Are you seeking a compact sedan or hatchback for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Dulles Motorcars would be quick to recommend a test run in one of ours, the 2017 Subaru Impreza.

"And why's that?" you wonder.

It's a fair query, no doubt -- and one that Autotrader pundit Brian Moody addresses in the clip below. Tag along with him to learn more about the incredible Impreza:

Fun, yet frugal, the Impreza's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is without a doubt one of its choicest qualities.

Tied to a five-speed manual transmission and a…

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Tough and Smart: Meet the Uncompromising Ram 3500

The Ram 3500 is a sleek, tech-packed pickup that boasts the toughness you've come to expect from a truck bearing the American automaker's name.
It is adaptable not only to different needs, but different people, as well. Whether hauling a 15-ton gooseneck trailer or arriving at the theater in style, the truck is sure to please.
The roar of the Cummins turbodiesel engine soothes one's stresses, as it hauls without strain. The plush comfort of the interior is amplified with a cargo-view camera. Select the available exhaust braking and hill start assist features to remove the "chug-a-chug…
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Is 1,000 lb-ft Torque Around the Corner?

The advances in torque in the last decade have been truly amazing. Now, the top models are reaching a new plateau. In 2000, you might have seen maximums for torque at 400 or 500 pound-feet. The new Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine can deliver 800 pound-feet torque, and a 17,980 lbs towing capacity. Thus, the 2017 figures have nearly doubled.

Is 1,000 pound-feet torque around the corner?

Torque is a difficult concept for many. It basically means "twisting force" and is key to the Ram 2500's towing power. Most diesel engines provide more torque than…
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Their First Car Should Be as Safe as Possible

When teenagers begin to drive, the focus immediately becomes about the car’s safety – which it should be! You should be able to confidently know that a car is providing you with the most innovative safety features and a secure place on the road.

But sometimes accidents happen. When they do, it’s vital that your child, or loved one, has the car that will keep them as safe as possible.

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2016 Subaru Outback is the Wagon You Want

A fan favorite among critics and consumers alike, there's no doubt a whole heck of a lot to love about our esteemed Japanese automaker's midsize wagon, the 2016 Subaru Outback.

Just ask Autotrader commentator Jabari Jones.

He recently took the Outback for a test run, an experience he evidently very much enjoyed. Witness the whole thing go down in the video below:

If you feel your need for speed is especially ravenous, it's likely that the Outback's top-tier trim -- the 3.6R -- is the one for you. Served up standard with a continuously variable transmission and…

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Start a Legacy of Your Own with Subaru's Magnificent Midsizer

We here at Dulles Motorcars have to hand it to our beloved Japanese brand: it hit an absolute out-of-the-park homerun with its midsize sedan, the 2016 Subaru Legacy.

And, judging by the following clip, such an assessment is one with which Kelley Blue Book reviewer Micah Muzio would wholly agree. Learn what he likes best about the Legacy right here:

We feel it's darn near impossible to find fault with an entry-level engine like the Legacy's. Coupling with a continuously variable transmission, this 2.5-liter four-cylinder generates a healthy 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.

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2016 Subaru WRX STI is a Sport Sedan Unlike Any Other

Another day, another laudatory video review from the fine folks at Autotrader. For us at Dulles Motorcars, it's almost becoming routine.

So, what's on tap for today? Why, none other than our spiffy, sport-tuned sedan, the 2016 Subaru WRX STI.

What'd Autotrader reviewer, Jabari Jones, have to say this time around? Scope the clip below to find out:

The STI catalog is comprised of two unique trim types. And if you're one who cares only about performance -- and not so much all the bells and whistles -- the beautiful base iteration is likely the perfect pick for…

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