What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicle?

Choosing between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) and a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle ultimately depends on what your needs are. For example, you might consider the number of miles you plan to drive and in what type of road conditions. Another factor is what you expect in your car, such as performance and handling.

When you consider a FWD, economy is one of its key factors. Its design requires fewer parts and less time in production than a RWD. That creates a savings on purchase price, but also in fuel efficiency. The FWD also has the clear advantage when driving on wet surfaces, as it has better traction. RWD, however, is the better-handling choice overall between the two. It’s also built with a tougher suspension than FWD.

Stop in to Quirk Ford of Augusta when you’re in the Hallowell area and take a look at our new vehicles. One of our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer your questions in further detail and provide you with a test drive.

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