Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive Compared

We appreciate educated car buyers, and we routinely offer information via this blog that help you make an informed purchase. Today, we explain the differences between the front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

In a front-wheel drive car, you find a setup that applies the engine's horsepower to the car's front wheels. Alternatively, a rear-wheel drive car offers a configuration that transmits the engine's force to the car's rear wheels. Due to these constructions, front-wheel drive transmissions pull cars, and their rear-wheel counterparts push cars. Pulling force provides traction on slick roads. Pushing force creates exhilarating dry-road drives. Front-wheel drive setups cost manufacturers less to build, and they offer you more car for less money. Meanwhile, rear-wheel drive configurations feature fewer parts and more longevity.

To fully educate yourself about transmissions' differences, visit us at Honda of Ames. From our conveniently located showroom, you can select any car in our inventory for a thorough test drive.



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