Definition of roadholding in US English:



  • The ability of a vehicle to remain stable when moving, especially when cornering at high speeds.

    ‘it has good performance and impressive roadholding’
    as modifier ‘legendary roadholding ability’
    • ‘A strict two-seater, with the engine mounted behind the seats, the MR2 is a joy to drive as its handling and roadholding are beyond reproach.’
    • ‘Dynamically, the latest generation 3 Series is a safe-as-houses car, and most owners will never come anywhere near testing its limits of handling and roadholding.’
    • ‘The strong chassis ensures that the car feels very solid on even the poorest road surfaces and this is reflected in reliable, vice-free handling and roadholding.’
    • ‘The sensitivity of the suspension also affects handling and roadholding.’
    • ‘Outstanding roadholding, superb chassis balance and strong brakes put this car in the same league as the top-of-the-range Alfas.’
    • ‘Naturally enough, the handling and roadholding are different from those of the lighter, front wheel drive version.’
    • ‘In the dynamic mix that goes to make up handling, roadholding and comfort, the Vectra comes very close to the ideal.’
    • ‘Sharp steering and ever dependable handling and roadholding complete a very desirable picture.’
    • ‘On the other hand, handling and roadholding are of the very highest order, so a prospective owner must sort out his or her priorities.’
    • ‘The A4 has a completely new chassis and this endows the car with a fine blend of handling, roadholding and ride.’
    • ‘Handling and roadholding have been improved, so those put off by the old car's slightly soft responses will find the new one more appealing.’
    • ‘The bonus is excellent handling and roadholding, with great steering responses and that uncanny ability to make a series of bends seem like a straight road.’
    • ‘Dynamics have not been neglected, however, and handling and roadholding are safe and surefooted, thanks in no small part to the stiffer body construction.’
    • ‘Reports from Britain give the car high praise for its handling and roadholding.’
    • ‘Despite its unusual construction and the additional mass of batteries under the boot floor, the Prius has handling and roadholding at the upper end of its class.’
    • ‘This means a truly superb ride on all surfaces and handling and roadholding of the highest order.’
    • ‘Handling, roadholding and passenger comfort were good on smooth Italian roads.’
    • ‘The handling and roadholding are excellent, with a chassis that has been properly stiffened, while some real gems have been found in the Ford parts bin.’
    • ‘Handling and roadholding are excellent and, should things show any sign of getting out of hand, a plethora of electronic aids will come to the rescue.’
    • ‘The RX - 8 is fitted with a dynamic stability system and this is very discreet in operation, allowing an experienced driver to enjoy the car's roadholding and handling without having the experience cut short.’