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

Deciding on a new vehicle can be a stressful occasion. There are so many makes and models. Another factor affecting your decision is the choice between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle. One way to narrow down the field is to determine of few things about your driving situation. Think about the road conditions you’ll be traveling in most of the time, the mileage you plan to travel, and your expectations of the vehicle in general.

A FWD will initially appeal to you as the economical choice. Its engine and drivetrain assembly at the front of the vehicle make it both less expensive and lighter than its RWD counterpart. That equates to savings at purchase and at the gas pumps. It is also a much better option for handling wet road surfaces. The RWD, for its part, is known as a performance vehicle, so its over-all handling will surpass that of the FWD. Its suspension is another bonus. Run up on a curb in san RWD, and it takes the hit in stride. Do the same in an FWD, and you could be looking at costly suspension repairs.

The next time you’re in the local area, stop into our service center at Piazza Honda of Pottstown and speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff in more detail about the types of vehicles. We are here to help and offer you a test drive.

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