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

Your car’s drivetrain powers up the wheels on your vehicle so that they move forward and backward. With a front-wheel drive vehicle, you get basic power, greater gas mileage, and cheaper overall price for the vehicle. That’s because it’s easy to design a front-wheel drive vehicle. Rear-wheel drive takes a little bit more effort to design.

With rear-wheel drive, the power is transferred through the transmission via the car’s driveshaft to the rear differential. Rear-wheel drive vehicles are made for horsepower and towing, which is why big trucks, SUVs, and muscle cars typically have rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

For long commutes with little traffic, forward-wheel drive is perfect. You’ll also get better fuel economy. However, if you want to surpass traffic in the fast lane or tow something, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive offers better acceleration and power. Want to test drive a car with a powerful engine? We’ve got an exceptional lineup of new and used cars to show you. Stop by Subaru of Spokane for a test drive today.


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