FWD and RWD Explained by Your Car Experts at Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.

Are you wondering if you should buy a car with FWD or RWD? Our team can help you understand more about these drivetrains. FWD and RWD offer different advantages, and understanding the pros and cons of each can help you decide which is best for you.

Front-wheel drivetrains are easier to manufacture than rear-wheel drivetrains because they are made with less parts and are less costly to assemble. FWD also offers more traction on wet roads because the front wheels pull the vehicle. With RWD, the rear wheels push the vehicle. There are few drawbacks to front-wheel drivetrains, such as they are more fragile than rear-wheel drivetrains and make a vehicle nose-heavy.

With RWD, weight is distributed more evenly over the vehicle as opposed to FWD. Vehicles with RWD have a solid axle that is rugged and durable, which is why emergency service vehicles typically have RWD. One disadvantage of RWD is that there's less traction on slick roads.



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