Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being drivable, of being easy or pleasant to drive

Etymologies

c. 1870 drivable +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Attributes such as drivability, instrument panel layout can make the buyer an advocate and give the launch momentum.

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  • Compared with results from 2009, The Hartford 2010 Drivability Survey confirmed driver attitudes about traffic, mobility and potential solutions to improve the "drivability" of their cities:

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  • Toyota had been aware of issues with the pedals for more than two years but in June 2008 declared reports of sticky pedals were a "drivability" rather than a safety issue.

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  • Toyota was aware that there were issues with the SUV's vehicle stability-control system midway through its 2003 model year, but considered it to be a "drivability issue, not a safety issue," says John Hanson, spokesman for the company.

    Toyota recalls 2003 Sequoia SUVs for stability-control fix

  • This month's issue of "Consumer Reports," its annual automobile survey, is notable for singularly complimentary wordage on GM and Ford's product quality, drivability and operating costs for new models, particularly Ford's Fiesta and GM's Cruze, both small cars with high miles per gallon.

    Finding More To Like In General Motors Than Apple

  • Whenever the company changes the 911 in the interests of comfort, drivability or even performance, Porsche can expect to hear from zealots who fret the car is being softened, civilized, weenie-fied.

    The Porsche 911's Last Hurrah...For Now

  • Maybe buyers are rediscovering the appeal of minivans: no other vehicle offers their combination of passenger and cargo space, drivability, refinement, and fuel economy.

    Test complete: 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L

  • On subjective surveys, which incorporate driver delight in a car's feel and drivability, VW showed a definite knack for pleasing its U.S. customers.

    GM's Latest Nemesis: VW

  • Indeed, the 31 mpg number — which has been marketing catnip for Ford — is achieved at some cost to Mustang V6's overall drivability; it's a good thing the Mustang has it to spare.

    The Power and the Fuel-Sipping Glory2.73:1

  • Scooters stood out for their fuel economy, but were rated lower than other types of bikes on drivability and value ..

    Survey: Motorcycle and scooter owners are very satisfied with their bikes

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