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.
August 18, 2017