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[drahy-vuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌdraɪ vəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, Automotive.
the degree of smoothness and steadiness of acceleration of an automotive vehicle:
The automatic transmission has been improved to give the new model better drivability.
Origin of drivability
1970-75; drive + -ability Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With so many gears to choose from, it offers excellent drivability around town.
  • There is an adverse effect on both emissions and drivability when misfire condition is present.
  • Vehicle drivability must not be affected by any body, steering or suspension damage.
  • Learn the effects of alignment settings on drivability.
  • Ethanol has higher octane than gasoline, leading to excellent drivability and performance.
  • Systems designed to monitor and detect changes in roadway surface conditions affecting drivability.
  • The anti-rotational dampeners do not affect drivability of the host vehicle.

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