Guide to Drivetrains: FWD vs RWD

Have you ever looked at specifications and wondered the difference between Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)? There are some vehicles that even have All Wheel Drive (AWD). There are actually four types of drivetrains that you can choose from, but most vehicles come standard with FWD or RWD.

FWD vehicles place all of the power on the front end of the vehicle. If you drive a lot and want better traction on slippery roads, then a FWD vehicle is best. RWD vehicles place the power on the back of the vehicle, so that it pushes the car down the road. This is not as stable in incremental weather, but with winter tires, you can get by.

AWD vehicles have more power than FWD and RWD because they utilize all of your drivetrain's power to stabilize and provide the best traction. You typically see this with high-end vehicles or specialty trims from most manufacturers. If you want help picking out a drivetrain, then you should talk to the Dodge sales experts here at Village Dodge located in Hudson, NY and take a test drive.

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