A Comparison of Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

At Duncan Acura, we value informed customers, and we want to help you make smart buying decisions. Today, let's compare the two most-common transmission constructions, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive.

First, let's define each setup. Front-wheel drive pulls a car due to its setup applying the engine's horsepower to the auto's front wheels. Alternatively, rear-wheel drive pushes a car by applying horsepower to the vehicle's rear wheels. These opposite constructions offer handling differences. If you prefer wet-road traction, then you should lean toward a front-wheel drive car. For smooth performance through turns on dry roads, choose the rear-wheel drive. Also, front-wheel drive cars tend to have lower price tags because they cost less to manufacture. Meanwhile, rear-wheel setups feature fewer parts and tend to last longer.

If you visit our easily found dealership in Roanoke, you can test drive multiple front-wheel and rear-wheel drive models from our inventory.



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