What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

It’s time to get into a new car, but what do FWD and RWD mean? Front-wheel drive (FWD) means that your car’s power comes from the front-end or front wheels of your vehicle. Your car is pulled forward by your wheels. This can put more strain on the transmission, but it leads to better gas mileage and lower costs in general.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles are better for horsepower and towing because your car is pushed forward by the back wheels. This is because your transmission transmits power to the driveshaft, which controls your rear differential. The result is that you can accelerate quickly and tow cargo. Most sports cars have rear-wheel drive because your car is faster from the start, whereas FWD vehicles build speed over time.

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