The Pros and Cons of Rear-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive

At Herb Chambers Lincoln of Norwood, our team keeps our Norwood, MA customers informed about our vehicles so that they can choose a car that's a perfect fit. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD) are two common drivetrains with unique advantages. Let's explore the pros and cons of RWD and FWD.

Front-wheel drivetrains are made with fewer parts than rear-wheel drivetrains, so they are easier and cheaper to assemble and install. Furthermore, FWD vehicles offer better traction on wet road surfaces than RWD vehicles, which is because the front wheels pull the vehicle with a front-wheel drivetrain. While FWD is more budget-friendly and has better traction than RWD, front-wheel drivetrains tend to be more fragile than rear-wheel drivetrains.

With RWD, you get more durability than FWD. Most emergency service vehicles are made with rear-wheel drivetrains because they can withstand potholes and curbs without damage. RWD vehicles also have a more even weight distribution than FWD vehicles, which are more nose-heavy. The downside of RWD vehicles is that they don't perform as well as FWD vehicles in poor weather conditions.

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