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

An important feature to look at when buying a new car is the drivetrain. There are three main drivetrain types, including front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD). Most vehicles today have front-wheel drive, especially if it’s a small, compact car or base sedan model. These cars are made for efficiency. However, sports cars, luxury cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks typically have RWD or AWD.

The main difference is the shift in power from the transmission to the wheels. With FWD, the transmission shifts the power to the front wheels to pull the car forward. In a RWD configuration, the power shifts through the transmission to the driveshaft to the rear differential, which pushes the car forward. This is why sports cars are able to go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds, as opposed to FWD vehicles, which are mainly designed for fuel efficiency and lower cost.

You can test drive all of the latest vehicles and see the different in FWD and RWD when you head to Ken Pollock Lincoln centrally located in Berwick. We can offer a variety of different leasing or financing options to help you get the car you want.

 

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