What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

When looking at a new to purchase, you probably have noted some different parts of the performance package, but do you know the significant differences between an FWD design and an RWD design? In a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle, the transmission sends power from the engine to the front wheels, which causes your wheels to pull the weight of your car forward. This happens effortlessly and instantaneously, so you may not even feel the pull when you drive.

However, it’s much different to drive a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle as it is pushed forward instead of being pulled. This is due to the transmission sending power to the back wheels. While RWD vehicles get higher horsepower, they lack fuel efficiency and may not be suitable for the everyday commute in traffic. However, you can easily pass other vehicles on the highway with the quick acceleration and torque in an RWD vehicle.

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