What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

Don’t let the choices overwhelm you the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Narrowing down what’s important to you will make the selection easier. A front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle each has pros and cons. Determine the basic road conditions where you’ll be driving, the mileage you plan to travel, and the basic expectations you have for a vehicle.

A FWD, for example, will offer you economy. Its design is more straightforward than a RWD’s, and it’s a lighter-weight vehicle. You will save here on the purchase price and on fuel economy. A FWD also provides more stable handling on wet and slick road surfaces. The RWD, however, is a higher-performance vehicle than the FWD, so it is the better choice for handling in general. Its suspension is built to take more abuse than that of the FWD, so you won’t be plagued by costly suspension repairs.

We are here at Savage Kia in Reading, PA to answer your questions in further detail. Make it a point to stop by for a test drive.

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