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

Have you ever wondered why cars move the way that they do? What’s the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive? If you have seen this specification on a car profile, it’s referring to the way that the drivetrain is designed. Front-wheel drive vehicles are designed for fuel efficiency and lower costs. Rear-wheel drive vehicles are designed for horsepower and towing capacity. This is why so many sports cars have “RWD” next to their names. It means they can go extremely fast.

However, FWD vehicles can still get decent horsepower. It’s just the difference between fast-starting acceleration and building acceleration. RWD vehicles tend to jump forward because the wheels push the car forward from the back. Front-wheel drive vehicles pull the car forward, which means you can build on speed. Still, an FWD vehicle will never compete in a drag race.

Want to see what we mean? You can test drive the latest FWD and RWD vehicles when you stop by Kurt Johnson Auto Sales. We can show you the performance differences and find a car that matches your needs perfectly. Our DuBois location offers you the red carpet experience, so stop by today!

 

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