I drove both an I4 and a V6. I thought that the V6 steering felt mushy compaired to the I4's EPS.JD1980 said:Hey everybody
Just wondering your thoughts....whats the difference? whats better? I plan on ordering my terrain tomorrow and was just looking for some help....thanks
I don't think there is any physical reason why electric assist can't be dialed in to give just as good road feel. The benefits are that it is maintenance free, doesn't sap engine power and therefor provides better performance/fuel economy.gar187er said:i miss my hydro assist on my old car....it truely does feel the road better then electric......some variabable steering is better then none though....
That may be so, and maybe it's just more what you're used to. Hydro assist can be horrible as well...remember the "no feel whatsoever" overboosted power steering that was in most cars from the 60's through the 80's? From what I hear, it's difficult to dial in the right amount of road feel while still keeping the steering column isolated from potholes and bad road irregularities. At some point electric assist will be as good as a dialed in hydro system...along with the other benefits I already mentioned.gar187er said:The steering just felt smoother with hydro. I know I'm basing it from car to suv which isn't a good comparison, but still.
Either way the op shouldn't base his purchase off of power steering