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

One of the crucial features of any powertrain is the wheel drive. There are two main types of drivetrains, including front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. However, all-wheel drive has also become extremely popular as you can now customize your drivetrain configuration for front-wheel efficiency or rear-wheel power.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles send power to the front wheels. This allows your car to pull its weight forward, and while they may seem strenuous, it all happens instantaneously, so you never notice. In a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle, the power shifts to the back wheels or the rear differential. This is a more complicated design, which is why these vehicles typically cost a bit more, but the result is that your car has more horsepower for acceleration and towing.

You can test drive all of our FWD, RWD, and AWD vehicles at Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie and get the best deal on a new car in Waterford. We’re always ready to serve you.


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