A Comparison of Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

As you approach a decision on your next new car, we want you to be as informed as possible. Today, let's compare front-wheel and rear-wheel drive.

Think of front-wheel drive as a pulling transmission and rear-wheel drive as a pushing transmission. Front-wheel setups apply engine force to a vehicle's front wheels. Alternatively, rear-wheel configurations apply that force to an auto's rear wheels. Manufacturers save money when they build front-wheel-drive cars, so you will often get more car for a lower price tag. Also, front-wheel-drive cars provide better mileage and wet-pavement traction than their rear-wheel counterparts. On the other hand, if you are a performance-minded driver, you will probably be happier with a rear-wheel-drive car's dry-road handling and drive-train longevity.

You can personally assess both drive types by visiting us at Craft Hyundai, where we will gladly let you test drive any model in our inventory.



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