Become an Informed Buyer: The Pros and Cons of FWD and RWD

Would you do better with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive? That's a decision only you can make, based on what you expect from the vehicle and what kind of conditions you drive in. Let's look at the pros and cons of both.

A car with FWD have fewer parts than a RWD vehicle, which lightens both the weight and price. The lighter weight translates to better fuel economy in FWD vehicles. They drive well on wet and snowy roads, because most of the vehicle's weight is on the front, above the front-wheel drive tires. The downside to FWD is that they are harder to handle due to this front-end weight.

A vehicle with RWD usually has better handling because the weight is more balanced. Plus, a RWD vehicle can take more wear and tear than a standard FWD vehicle. RWD doesn't do well in snowy or rain conditions. Test drive both types at Riverside Dodge Chrysler Jeep today.



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