Electric power steering systems are usually a lighter than their older counterparts. Less muscle power is required to turn the wheel, and low speed maneuvers such as parking are much easier. These steering systems, are also lighter because they lack the weight of the hydraulic fluid and associated cabling. There is also an increase in fuel economy because hydraulic steering systems use a belt driven pump to move the fluid and this puts additional strain on the engine. If performance is important, power steering offers many more options for adjusting the steering, and this is quite common with Sport modes.
The main disadvantage that some motoring purists have with power steering is the reduced feel when steering. Drivers familiar with hydraulic steering systems may feel that the feedback is actually lessened, due to their being no physical connection with the road. Many car manufacturers have recognised this phenomenon, and this feedback is simulated in the Subaru BRZ. Another drawback is that a poorly calibrated electric power steering system is less predictable when compared to more linear hydraulic power steering systems.
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If you’re searching for a new Subaru BRZ, contact us here at Perth City Subaru. We have a wide variety of cars for available including the Subaru BRZ. We would like you to join us for a no obligation test drive at your earliest convenience to try the Subaru difference out for yourself. Our sales team is standing by to answer any further questions that you may have.